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    Home » Sec. 35.1-25.1.7. Parking Area Landscaping.

    Sec. 35.1-25.1.7. Parking Area Landscaping.

    Sec. 35.1-25.1.7. Parking area landscaping.

    Parking areas are subject to the following landscaping standards:
     
    (a) All parking rows and parking bays shall be capped with a landscaped island.
     
    (b) Parking areas with less than two hundred (200) parking spaces.
     
    (1) One (1) shade type tree for every eight (8) parking spaces, planted within landscape islands, reasonably dispersed within the parking area so that no more than fifteen (15) to twenty (20) parking spaces exist between landscape islands.
     
    (2) One (1) medium shrub for every one (1) parking space shall be planted within landscape islands containing required trees.
     
    (c) Parking areas with two hundred (200) or more parking spaces.
     
    (1) One (1) shade type tree for every eight (8) parking spaces, planted within landscape islands, reasonably dispersed within the parking area so that no more than fifteen (15) to twenty (20) parking spaces exist between landscaped islands.
     
    (2) One (1) medium shrub for every one (1) parking space shall be planted within landscape islands containing required trees.
     
    (3) One (1) landscape median six (6) feet in width for every three (3) parking bays shall be installed. The landscape median shall be required to extend the full length of the parking bay and shall include twenty (20) percent of the required parking area landscaping.
     
     
    (d) Wheel stops, curbing, or other barriers shall be provided to prevent damage to required landscaping by vehicular traffic. Protection shall be installed to prevent soil erosion from the landscape area.
     
    (e) Parking area screening.
     
    (1) In all instances where parking areas are adjacent to public or private streets, a screen with a minimum height of three (3) feet at time of installation shall be provided along the entire length of the parking area exclusive of driveways and entrances. The minimum planting width for the screen shall be six (6) feet.
     
    (2) For the purposes of this section, any of the following combination of landscaping and berms may be used to fulfill this requirement:
     
    (a) One (1) large shrub per three (3) feet of street frontage.
     
    (b) Earthen berm with three (3) small shrubs per three (3) feet of street frontage.
     
    (c) Earthen berm with one (1) medium shrub and one (1) small shrub per three (3) feet of street frontage.
     
    (d) Any combination of a, b or c above.
     
    3. Earthen berms 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.
     
     
    (f) Parking area exceptions.
     
    (1) Where the primary use of a parking area is for the sale of motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, trailers, boats, tractors, or mobile homes the required parking area landscaping and parking area screening may be disbursed in a reasonable manner so as not to interfere with display and maintenance. (Ord. of 6-13-06, #O-06-070)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM