1280.01  INTENT.
   Visual screening or landscape buffers shall be provided for the following purposes:
   (a)   To reduce the impact between one use (or zoning district) and another;
   (b)   To break up and reduce the impact of off-street parking areas;
   (c)   To improve the Municipal streetscape;
   (d)   To screen the view of outdoor storage, refuse areas, dumpsters, parking and loading areas; and
   (e)   To provide areas of permeable surfaces in order to:
      (1)   Allow the infiltration of surface water into groundwater resources;
      (2)   Reduce the quantity of storm water discharge, which helps to reduce the hazards of flooding and aids in the control of erosion and storm water runoff;
      (3)   Improve the quality of storm water discharge.
         (Ord. 8-13. Passed 5-14-13.)