Rev Article X Landscape Checklist

LANDSCAPE CHECKLIST – Non-residential Uses - Ordinance 22053 (Article X)

 

MANDATORY PROVISIONS (must comply when applicable)

 

           Street Buffer Zone (SBZ) - Required         Provided         Must have one 3" caliper large or medium tree per 40' of street frontage, except when existing conditions allow two small trees to substitute for each required tree.  All street trees must be provided along the entire length of the lot, excluding paved surfaces at points of ingress/egress, and within an area measured from the property boundary, unless authorized for distance from the street curb.

Right-of-way                                             Average Depth   Minimum Depth     MaximumDepth

                 Freeways                                              15 feet                   5 feet                              50 feet           

Arterials and community collectors           10 feet                  5 feet                              30 feet

                 Local and residential collectors                7.5 feet                  5 feet                              25 feet

 

 _______ Urban Streetscape – (Option) If approved, must have a six-feet wide planting area of open soil and covered soil conditions. A minimum of one design option must be provided in the front yard or right-of-way area.

 _______ Right-of-Way – (Option) May be used for SBZ, if qualified. Must provide SBZ area of a minimum of 5’ depth on the property.

 

           Residential Buffer Zone (RBZ) - Must be provided along the entire length of the portion of the perimeter of the lot where a residential adjacency exists, with an average depth of 10’ or greater, minimum depth of 5’, and maximum depth of 30’. Must include one plant group per 40’ of adjacency, except when existing local utility conditions allow two small trees to substitute for each required tree, and excluding paved points of ingress/egress.

______ Screening is required: Plant group is one large or medium tree per 40’.

             ______ Screening is not required: Plant group is:

                              ___ One large or medium tree and three small trees;

                              ___ One large or medium tree and three large evergreen shrubs;

                              ___ One large and medium tree, two small trees, and one large evergreen shrub; or

                              ___ One large or medium tree, one small tree, and two large evergreen shrubs.

 

           Interior Zone – All required large and medium trees must be a minimum of 3” caliper. Minimum landscape area is 160 sf, with a minimum soil width of 8 feet. The center of trunk must be a minimum of 4 feet from pavement.

           ______ 21 to 100 parking spaces. No parking space may be located more than 70 feet from the trunk of a large/medium tree.

             ______ 101 or more parking spaces. Same as above, except for parking lots in IM or IR districts with industrial and warehouse uses.  Landscape area is required at end of each single row of parking spaces with a minimum of one tree, the maximum number of parking spaces between islands is 12, but no maximum number of parking spaces in a row when it abuts a median landscape area, a residential buffer zone landscape area, or a street buffer zone landscape area.

 

Additional Provisions:

                      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.  Minimum 6' height. 

 

                    Site trees  

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

§ IM and IR zoning-Required        Provided        Must have one 2” caliper tree per 6,000 square feet, when

   contains industrial or warehouse uses.

Ø site tree credits-eligibility based upon protective measures taken, health of the tree(s), diameter measurement

  and species…see Sec. 51A-10.125(b)(4)(B) for details

 

CALIPER OF RETAINED TREE                     NUMBER OF SITE TREES CREDIT GIVEN FOR 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 and less than 32 inches                                                               10

 32 inches or more but less than 38 inches                                                                 18

 38 inches or more                                                                                                           20



LANDSCAPE CHECKLIST – ARTICLE X -  DESIGN OPTIONS - NON-RESIDENTIAL

                                                 

Points are required for each building site. The minimum number of design option points required for a building site:

Lot size                                 Points required (Ex.: a 4500 square foot lot requires 4 points to be obtained)

               _____      0 to 999 sf                                            0

               _____      1,000 sf to 1,999 sf                               1

               _____      2,000 sf to 9,999 sf                               2-9

               _____      (One point for every 1000 sf)

               _____      10,000 sf to 19,999 sf                            10

               _____      20,000 sf to 39,999 sf                            15

               _____      40,000 sf to 2.99 acres                          20

               _____      3 acres to 9.99 acres                             30

               _____      10 acres to 19.99 acres                          35

               _____      20 acres to 49.99 acres                          40

               _____      50 acres and greater                              50

 

            (1) Plant material bonus – 5 points maximum – Plant materials added to the landscape design when the required amount of points for a standard design option is deficient by five points or less. All plant material must be placed in the front yard. 

            Added:

___Small tree 0.5 pts.;

___ large shrub 0.25 pts.;

___ large/medium tree 1 pt.

           

            (2) Buffer zone enhancements -  20 points maximum – Each required buffer zone depth may be increased by a  minimum number of feet. It is not available where the street buffer zone is reduced to no more than 5% of lot area.

            Options:

_____ Large enhanced buffer zone (5 feet): 5 pts.   

_____ Small enhanced buffer zone (2 feet): 2 pts.

 

            (3) Engineered solutions for soil volume 10 points maximum - Use engineered solutions for providing soil volume for a minimum of 75% of required street buffer trees.  

            Options:

                          ____ Minimum required soil volume, 5 pts.;

____ increase 10% above minimum requirements, 6 pts.;

____ + 15%, 7 pts.;                                  

____ + 20%, 8 pts.;

____ + 25%, 9 pts.;

____ + 30% or more, 10 pts.

 

            (4) Screening – 20 points maximum. Screen all parking lots on the lot along the entire adjacent public street frontages on a building site or artificial lot, excluding driveways and visibility triangles.  Screening must be voluntary.    

            Options:

                        1) ____ Standard design (shrub ht. min. of 2’ at installation), 5 pts.;

                        2) ____ Enhanced design*, 10 pts.;

                        3) ____ Grouped beds, 5 pts.**;                       

                        4) ____ Screening wall or fence (min. ht. of 3’), 5 pts.**;

                        5) ____ Berm (min. ht. of 3’), 5 pts.** 

(* - landscape architect required;  ** - may complement option 1 or 2)

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

 

            (5) Building facade – 15 points maximum. Facade planting areas adjacent to public streets or private driveways.             

            Options:

1) ____ Standard design, 5 pts.;

2) ____ Enhanced design*, 10 pts.;

3) ____ Additional grouping of medium/small trees, 5 pts.;

4) ____ One small tree per 30 ft. within 15 feet of facade, 5 pts.


            (6) Pedestrian uses - 25 points maximum. Provide private or publicly accessible pedestrian facilities for at least 5% of the building site.  

            Options:

1) ____ Urban streetscape (minimum of 2 amenity types): ___ Benches;  ___ Lamps; ____ Enhanced  sidewalk (not available for option 7); ____8-ft. Unobstructed sidewalk; ____ Water feature;10 pts. 

2) ____ Special amenities in building site, 5 pts. (private), 10 pts. (public);

3) ____ Habitat restoration adjacency, 10 pts. (private), 15 pts. (public);

4) ____ Athletic fields, 10 pts., or 20 pts. (on lots over 10 acres).

 

 

            (7) Pavements – 15 points maximum. Provide enhanced or special pavement to a minimum of 25% of all outdoor vehicular pavement, or 5% pedestrian-use pavement, on the lot, as applicable. 

            Options:

1) ____ Enhanced vehicular pavement: Texture 3 pts., Color 3 pts.;                                     

2) ____ Permeable vehicular pavement, 5 pts.;

3) ____ Enhanced pedestrian walkways: Texture 3 pts., Color 3 pts.

 

            (8) Conservation – 25 points maximum. Provide conservation programs on the property. It must occupy at least 5% of the lot area. 

            Options:

                        1) ____ Tree preservation in development impact area, 2 pts. for each tree up to 10 pts.;                      

                        2) ____ Habitat preservation and restoration (native grassland or woodland), 5 pts.;

                        3) ____ Habitat preservation and restoration – active management plan, 10 pts.;

                        4) ____ Habitat preservation and restoration – adjacent to primary natural areas, 15 pts.

 

            (9) Low Impact Development – 20 points maximum. Improve the property with design to manage stormwater flow and provide surface heat abatement.  

            Options: 

                        1) ____ Rain garden, max. 6 pts.;

                        2) ____ Bioswale, max. 10 pts.; 

                        3) ____ Water-wise plant materials and planting beds; max. 10 pts.

                                                                                                                        

            (10) Parking Lots 30 points maximum for DIA 10 acres or larger; 20 points maximum for DIA less than 10 acres. 

            Options:

                        1) ____ Pedestrian pathway, 5 pts.;

                        2) ____ Parking islands – maximum of 10 parking spaces between landscape islands, 5 pts.;

                        3) ____ Parking islands - increase landscape area a minimum of 200 sf for each large/medium tree.

                                    ____ +50% of required islands, 5 pts.

                                    ____ +75% of required islands, 10 pts.

                        4) ____ Parking islands - increase landscape area a minimum of 300 sf for each large/medium tree.

                                    ____ +50% of required islands, 7 pts.

                                    ____ +75% of required islands, 12 pts.

                        5) ____ Parking islands – each additional parking island provided, 3 pts.

             6) ____ Landscape medians – provide a minimum of 10 ft. wide landscape median with large/medium trees for a minimum of a 12 space parking row, 5 pts.

             7) ____ Landscape medians – provide a minimum of 12 ft. wide landscape median with large/medium trees for a minimum of 12 space parking row, 10 pts. for each full median for a maximum of 20 points on the lot.

             8) ____ Landscape medians – provide a minimum of 16 ft. wide landscape median with large/medium trees for a minimum of 12 space parking row, 15 pts. for each full median for a maximum of 30 points on the lot.

                        9) ____ Large trees located in minimum of 500 sf dedicated open soil area, 2 pts. for maximum of 20 pts.

                        10) ____ Pocket park. Provide a minimum of 2,500 sf of contiguous open soil surface area, 20 pts.

 

 

            (11) General – Provide  documentation and demonstrate ability to achieve any of the following conditions.

               Options:

                        1)____ Provide SITES (Sustainable Sites Initiative) documentation and demonstrate ability to attain SITES certified level (65 points) or greater, 10 pts.

                       2)____ Provide and implement a landscape maintenance plan for a minimum of a 3 year period, 3 pts.

          

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                ______ TOTAL POINTS           ______ REQUIRED POINTS                 

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Philip Erwin,
May 17, 2017, 5:12 AM
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Philip Erwin,
May 17, 2017, 5:12 AM
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