Sec. 25-22-01. Purpose.

To provide reasonable requirements and standards for landscaping along public rights-of-way and within parking lots. The provisions of this article are intended to accomplish the following:
(1) To promote an attractive visual environment;
(2) To promote a transition between land uses;
(3) To encourage visual harmony between the landscape and the development;
(4) To reduce energy consumption in buildings by proper plant selection and placement and to decrease high summer temperature by blocking heat and glare;
(5) To screen offensive or unattractive areas from public view. (Amended during the March 2009 supplement.)