ARTICLE X LANDSCAPE CHECKLIST

MANDATORY PROVISIONS   (must comply when applicable) 

________    Tree Survey - Must include trees 6" caliper and greater on the lot and/or within 50' of construction.  Contact the city arborist.

________    Tree Protection - Permanent protective fencing placed around the dripline of each protected tree to remain.

________    Protected Tree Mitigation - Replacement trees must equal, in caliper, the caliper of protected tree(s) removed. Approved Replacement Trees are defined in Section 51A-10.134(b) and must be 2" caliper or greater. A tree survey, landscape plan, and a building permit (or tree removal application) are required to consider protected tree removal.



________    Site Trees

Single Family and Duplex Uses -  Required Trees ________  Provided Trees ________.  Must have a minimum of three 2" caliper or greater trees per lot with a minimum of two trees in the front yard. Trees must be from Section 51A-10.134(b).

Other Uses - Required Trees ________ Provided Trees ________. Must have one 2" caliper tree per 4,000 square feet of lot area, with a minimum of 4 trees. All site trees must be located on the lot.

IM and IR Zoning - Required Trees _______ Provided Trees ________. Must have one 2" caliper tree per 6,000 square feet of lot area, when it contains an industrial use.

Site Tree Credits - Eligibility is based upon protective measures taken, the health of the tree(s), the diameter measurement and species.  

See Section 51-10.125(b)(3) for details.  This is NOT applied to Single Family or Duplex Uses.


Caliper of Retained Trees                                                      Number of Site Trees Credit / Retained Tree

Less than 2 inches                                                                                                             0

2 inches or more but less than 8 inches                                                                          1

8 inches or more but less than 14 inches                                                                        2

14 inches or more but less than 20 inches                                                                      4

20 inches or more but less than 26 inches                                                                      8

26 inches or more but less than 32 inches                                                                     10

32 inches or more but less than 38 inches                                                                     18

38 inches or more                                                                                                             20



                                                                                                    Items below do not apply to single family or duplex uses.


________  Perimeter Landscape Buffer Strip -  Must be provided along the entire length of the portion of the perimeter of the lot where a residential adjacency exists, and must be at least 10' wide except as stated in Section 51A-10.125(b)(1) and (b)(2). Must contain BUFFER PLANT MATERIALS as defined in Section 51A-10.125(b)(7).

________  Screening of Off-Street Loading Spaces - Must be screened from residential adjacency. Must also be screened from all adjacent public streets, except CS and industrial districts.  Screening must be a minimum of 6 feet in height. See Section 51A-4.602(b)(3) for methods of screening.  Automatic irrigation is required for any screening plant materials.

________  Street Trees - Required ________  Provided ________.  Must have one 3" caliper large tree per 50 linear feet of street frontage, with a minimum of 2 trees.  All street trees must be located within 30 feet from the projected street curb.

________  Parking Lot Trees - All REQUIRED parking spaces must be located within 120 feet of the trunk of a 2" caliper large canopy tree. No parking space in excess of required parking may be located more than 100 feet from the trunk of a large canopy tree, and the tree must be located in a landscape area of a minimum of 120 square feet (2012 addition). Parking lot trees may not be planted closer than 2.5 feet to the paved portion of the parking lot.  Parking lot trees are not required for IM and IR uses in IM and IR zoning when increasing the street tree density to 1 tree per 25 feet of street frontage.




DESIGN STANDARDS  (Must choose 2)


________  Enhanced Perimeter Buffer - Enhance the mandatory perimeter landscape buffer strip to a minimum average width equal to, or greater than, 15 feet. Must contain Buffer Plant Materials as defined in Section 51A-10.125(b)(7).


________  Street Buffers - Provide a landscape buffer strip along the entire adjacent public street frontage. It must obtain a minimum width of 10 feet, or 10% of lot depth, whichever is less.  It must contain Buffer Plant Materials as defined in Section 51A-10.125(b)(7).


________  Screening of Off-street Parking - Screen all parking lots on the property along the entire adjacent public street frontages. Screening must be voluntary.  Screening must be at least 3 feet in height.   (Ex.:  Large evergreen shrubs, 3' height, 7-9 gallons, 3' on-center, 3' wide bed, or a 3' tall solid fence, or 3' tall berm, or a combination to obtain 3' in height and solid appearance.)

Screening is MANDATORY in NO(A), LO(A), LO-1, LO-2, LO-3, MO(A), MO-1, MO-2, and GO(A) districts.

Automatic irrigation is required for any screening plant materials.


________  Enhanced Vehicular Pavement - 25% of all outdoor vehicular pavement must be any permeable or non-permeable decorative pavement. The same pavement cannot satisfy this requirement and permeable vehicular pavement. (Ex.:  Brick, Stone or grass pavers, exposed aggregate concrete, or stamped and stained concrete).


________  Permeable Vehicular Pavement - 25% of all outdoor vehicular pavement must be a paving material that permits water penetration to a soil depth of 18" or more. The same pavement cannot satisfy this requirement and enhanced vehicular pavement.  (Ex.:  Brick, stone or grass pavers.)


________  Pedestrian Facilities - Publicly accessible special pedestrian facilities such as plazas, covered walkways, fountains, lakes, ponds, seating areas and outdoor recreation facilities. These facilities and features must occupy at least 5% of the lot area.


________  Foundation Planting Strip - Large evergreen shrubs (3' height, 7-9 gallon, 3' to 6' on-center) in a 3' wide bed along the foundation of the building that extends along at least 50% of the portion of the foundation that faces a street.


________  Understory Preservation - Preserve existing healthy understory which is a grouping of natural low-level woody, herbaceous or groundcover species.  Must occupy at least 5% of the lot area.


________  Enhanced Pedestrian Walkways - Walkways must consist of enhanced pavement intended for pedestrian use and occupy at least 5% of the lot.  (Ex.:  Brick, stone or grass pavers, exposed aggregate concrete, or stamped and stained concrete.)




 

Buffer Plant Groups

If a fence with a buffer strip is required along any part of the perimeter of a lot, the buffer strip must contain either one large canopy tree or two large non-canopy trees at a minimum average density of one large canopy tree or two large non-canopy trees for each 50 linear feet of the buffer strip, with new trees spaced no less than 25 feet apart.

In all other cases, a landscape buffer strip provided to comply with this section or Section 51A-10.126 must contain one of

.the following groups of plant materials at a minimum average density of one group for each 50 linear feet of the buffer

strip:

(i)          One large canopy tree and one large non-canopy tree
(ii)         One large canopy tree and three small trees.
(iii)        One large canopy tree and three large evergreen shrubs.
(iv)        One large canopy tree, two small trees, and one large evergreen shrub.
(v)         One large canopy tree, one small tree, and two large evergreen shrubs.
(vi)        Two large non-canopy trees.

Large canopy tree – species bears crown foliage no lower than 6 feet above grade and grows over 30’ in height.

Large non-canopy tree – species not classified as canopy and grows over 30’ in height at maturity.

Small tree – species that normally reaches a mature height under 30’.

Large evergreen shrub – an evergreen shrub that normally reaches a height of 6 feet or more at maturity.

 


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