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    Sec. 35.1-25.1.11. Buffering.


    Sec. 35.1-25.1.11. Buffering.
    (a) In all instances where a commercial district, institutional district, industrial district, or any parking area is located adjacent to any residential district, or a multi-family residential district is adjacent to a one or two family residential district, a vegetative evergreen buffer shall be established on the property for which said buffer is required.
    (b) Where required, the planting area for buffering shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet in width extending along the entire length of the development area and shall generally be required along the property line unless topographic or other considerations would make it more effective located back from the property line.
    (c) The vegetative buffer shall consist of a staggered evergreen tree line with a baseline filler of medium height evergreen shrubs. The evergreen tree material shall be a minimum of four (4) feet in height at time of planting. The evergreen tree line shall be planted in rows fifteen (15) feet apart and staggered ten (10) feet on center. In lieu of the baseline filler an earthen berm may be used. The earthen berm shall vary in width and height and shall be curvilinear in form and provide a gentle tie-in with the existing grade. Average height of earthen berms used to satisfy this requirement shall be three (3) feet in height.
    (d) Where appropriate existing vegetation may be used to satisfy this requirement. Existing vegetation may be required to be supplemented with additional evergreen material in order to meet the buffering requirements. The need for additional evergreen material shall be determined during the site development plan review process. (Ord. of 6-13-06, #O-06-070)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM