The proposal would allow:
• Two beehives on residential lots at least ¼ acre in area, and one additional beehive for each extra 10,000 square feet of lot area.
• No more than six hens to be kept on residential lots at least ¼ acre in area.
• Hoophouses, 50 square feet in size for each 10,000 square feet of residential lot area.
The Regional Planning Commission reviewed and approved the proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance, and it now moves to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA will conduct the public hearing to record testimony and public comments and the County Board will make the final decision, which is expected in November.
The amendments are intended to support local food production. Learn more about how local food systems offer many economic, environmental, and quality-of-life benefits that apply to businesses, residents, and Lake County as a whole.