§ 8.05  ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUSTMENTS.
   8.05.01   Fence Standards.  The Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an Administrative Adjustment waiving or modifying the fence standards of § 8.02.02(C) when:
   (A)   The vehicular use area is located within an Industrial zone; and
   (B)   The Zoning Administrator determines that the vehicular use area is isolated from R zones and residential uses.
   8.05.02   Screening of Vehicular Use Areas from Streets.
   (A)   The Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an administrative adjustment allowing alternative landscape treatments to partially or wholly satisfy the standards of § 8.02.02(B) that require the installation and maintenance of hedges as vehicular use area screening.
   (B)   The Zoning Administrator is expressly authorized to approve such alternative landscape treatments as:
      (1)   Landscaped earth berms;
      (2)   Elevation changes;
      (3)   Vine-covered fences, walls or trellises; and
      (4)   Brick walls.
   (C)   The Zoning Administrator may authorize such administrative adjustment only upon finding that the proposed alternative landscape treatment would:
      (1)   Provide an effective visual screen of the parking areas and parked automobiles;
      (2)   Promote the physical definition of a continuous street wall;
      (3)   Provide a visual effect that promotes and enhances the vehicular and pedestrian experience through the use of quality architectural and urban design; and
      (4)   Is appropriately designed and maintained to satisfy applicable building and/or landscape industry standards.
   8.05.03   Hardships.
   (A)   The Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an administrative adjustment waiving or modifying the requirements of this Article, provided that the Zoning Administrator finds that the:
      (1)   Strict application of the provisions would deprive the applicant of the reasonable use of the land or would otherwise impose an unreasonable hardship upon the applicant;
      (2)   Conditions and circumstances upon which the waiver or modification is sought are not caused by the applicant; and
      (3)   Alternative landscape treatments will be provided to off-set the waiver or reduction in otherwise applicable standards.
   (B)   The Zoning Administrator is expressly authorized to approve alternative landscape treatments, such as:
      (1)   Landscaped earth berms;
      (2)   Raised planters;
      (3)   Hanging baskets;
      (4)   Flower boxes;
      (5)   Planting trellises;
      (6)   Roof-top gardens;
      (7)   Perimeter plantings on roof-tops, decks, or balconies;
      (8)   Pedestrian lighting;
      (9)   Flag or banner poles;
      (10)   Benches and seating areas;
      (11)   Vine-covered fences, walls, or trellises;
      (12)   Brick walls; and
      (13)   Additional landscaping and tree planting elsewhere on the site that will be visible from public right-of-way.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06)