Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 22. Landscaping.
Sec. 25-22-10. General provisions.
(a) These regulations apply to all new construction except dwelling
structures of three units or less on one parcel of land.
regulations apply to additions to applicable structures which exceed forty
percent of the gross floor area or two thousand square feet, whichever is less.
All additions constructed after April 1, 1974, will accumulate to determine
eligibility under this requirement.
(c) These regulations shall apply when a
previously unpaved parking area is paved.
(d) There shall be a landscaped
strip eight feet wide along the public right-of-way. The width of the landscaped
strip may be reduced to no less than four feet when in the opinion of the zoning
administrator the following conditions are met:
(1) The total square footage
of the landscaped strip is not reduced.
(2) The landscaped strip is not
counted as part of the interior landscaping required in Section
(3) The reduction in the required width is consistent with the
purposes of the landscaping regulations set forth in Section
In industrial zones the landscaping of the
four-foot right-of-way behind the valley gutter may be included as part of the
eight-foot front landscaped strip if off-street parking area is in
(e) Vegetative matter shall cover seventy-five percent of the
required landscaped area. Exceptions to this requirements, in unusual
situations, may be approved by the zoning administrator on a case-by-case
(f) All planters located adjacent to driveways, loading areas,
parking lots and sidewalks shall be protected along the parking lot side with
curbs or wheel stops. Alternative treatments may be considered.
containing trees shall be not less than four by four feet (inside dimension).
All other planters shall be not less than two feet (inside dimension) in
(h) Existing trees shall be evaluated as to their suitability for
(i) Existing trees shall be protected by planters with a minimum
radius of the drip line of the tree or fifty percent of drip line plus
modifications to paved area allowing for aeration and water penetration.
Alternative treatments will be considered.
(j) All landscaped areas shall be
provided with an "in the ground" or drip irrigation system.
(k) A fence or
wall when used for required screening shall be seventy-five percent opaque. (See
(l) When wood, masonry or metal are used for fencing or
screening, plants are required every ten feet along the
(m) Required screen planting shall have a seventy-five percent
summer opacity and sixty percent winter opacity within three years of
(n) Trash enclosures shall be screened and designed to city
(o) One tree shall be planted at least every thirty-five
feet along a public right-of-way. The maximum spacing between trees shall be
equal to the mature spread of the trees selected. Special consideration may be
given to variety and spacing of trees as they relate to proposed signing of the
(p) Trees shall be equivalent to five-gallon can size or larger
(q) Shrubs shall be equivalent to one gallon can size or
larger when planted.
(r) All open industrial storage areas shall be screened
from all public rights-of-way and adjacent commercial or residential properties
to a height of six feet. Screening may be waived for security reasons with the
concurrence of the community development director and the police
(s) Landscape designs which do not meet the specific regulation of
this article may be approved by the zoning administrator if in his opinion the
design meets the intent and purpose of this article as set forth in Section
(t) Landscaping materials shall be contained so as not to spill
into the public right-of-way.
(u) Landscaping shall be installed to city
landscaping specifications. (Amended during the March 2009