§ 154.121  OUTDOOR STORAGE, TRASH COLLECTION AND LOADING AREAS.
   (A)   Loading areas and outdoor storage areas exert visual and noise impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. These areas, when visible from adjoining properties and/or public streets, should be screened, recessed or enclosed. While screens and recesses can effectively mitigate these impacts, the selection of inappropriate screening materials can exacerbate the problem. Appropriate locations for loading and outdoor storage areas include areas between buildings, where more than one building is located on a site and the buildings are not more than 40 feet apart, or on those sides of buildings that do not have customer entrances.
   (B)   (1)   Areas for outdoor storage, truck parking, trash collection or compaction, loading or other such uses shall not be visible from adjacent properties or public right-of-way.
      (2)   No areas for outdoor storage, trash collection or compaction, loading or other such uses shall be located within 35 feet of any public street, public sidewalk or internal pedestrian way.
      (3)   Loading docks, truck parking, outdoor storage, utility meters, HVAC equipment, trash collection, trash compaction and other service functions shall be incorporated into the overall design of the building and the landscaping so that the visual and acoustic impacts of these functions are fully contained and out of view from adjacent properties and public streets, and no attention is attracted to the functions by the use of screening materials that are different from or inferior to the principal materials of the building and landscape.
      (4)   Non-enclosed areas for the storage and sale of seasonal inventory shall be permanently defined and screened with walls and/or fences. Materials, colors and design of screening walls and/or fences and the cover shall conform to those used as predominant materials and colors on the building. If such areas are to be covered, then the covering shall conform to those used as predominant materials and colors on the building.
      (5)   Landscape screening shall meet the standards of §§ 154.060 through 154.074 of this chapter.
(Ord. passed 3-20-2002, § 24, Art. I, 7)