18.38.160   MECHANICAL AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT – GROUND MOUNTED.
   .010   Ground-mounted mechanical or utility equipment and other such similar equipment shall be screened from view from all public rights-of-way, public property, and adjacent non-industrially zoned properties, as may be seen from a point six (6) feet above ground level on the adjacent non-industrially zoned property.
   .020   The screening shall be provided by architectural building features, fencing or landscaping, where appropriate and as approved by the Planning Department.
   .030   The equipment shall be located a minimum of five (5) feet from the property line, except in single-family zones, and shall not be located in a required structural setback area abutting any public or private street.
   .040   Site, elevation and landscape plans showing the screening for all new utility devices visible from all public rights-of-way, public property, and adjacent non-industrially zoned properties, as may be seen from a point six (6) feet above ground level on the adjacent non-industrially zoned property, public right-of-way or public property, shall be submitted to the Planning Department for review and approval.  Additionally, plans for equipment over eighteen (18) inches in height shall be subject to review and approval by the City Traffic and Transportation Manager, for line-of-sight visibility at unsignalized street intersections or at the intersection of vehicular and pedestrian pathways.  No building permit will be issued without conformance with this subsection.
   .050   Exception. Setback and screening requirements for public utility equipment and electric vehicle chargers may be modified by the Planning Director and Public Utilities Director or his or her designee for life safety and/or access reasons, or as otherwise established by guidelines adopted by the City.   (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 6101 § 29; April 22, 2008:  Ord. 6473 § 25; December 3, 2019.)