A. District Intent. The A3 (intense agriculture) district is intended to be used as follows:
Use, Type, and Intensity.
•High intensity agricultural operations that may have a high impact on nearby properties
•Primarily established for State and Federally regulated confined feeding operations
Application of District.
•Single lot or a small cluster of lots on the zoning map
•Enact strict development standards to maximize protection of common agricultural practices
Appropriate Adjacent Districts.
•CO, PR, A1, A2, A3, A4, I1, I2, and HI
•Use this zoning district for existing agricultural land
•Protect the land and operations within the intense agriculture district from residential, commercial, and industrial encroachment through the use of appropriate buffers and setbacks
Board of Zoning Appeals.
•Protect the integrity of land and operations within the intense agriculture district
•Be sensitive to the potential for water pollution and other negative impacts to nearby agricultural, residential, and commercial land
B. Permitted Uses.
Accessory Permitted Uses.
•Wind turbine system, large
•Wind turbine system, small
Agricultural Permitted Uses.
•Agricultural crop production
•Agricultural products, processing
•Agricultural products, storage
•Confined feeding (level 1)
•Confined feeding (level 2)
•Plant nursery, wholesale
•Raising of farm animals
•Tree farm, wholesale
Residential Permitted Uses.
C. Special Exception Uses.
Accessory Special Exception Uses.
•Land application operation
Agricultural Special Exception Uses.
•Confined feeding (level 3)
Commercial Special Exception Uses.
•Commercial solar energy systems
Residential Special Exception Uses.
•Dwelling, single-family detached