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15.21.060. Landscaping requirements.
   A.   All public right-of-way setbacks shall be landscaped except for pedestrian and vehicular access ways, parking areas, or other non-irrigated areas designed for non-development (e.g. existing native vegetation).
   B.   All open parking areas (e.g. non-structured, non-garage) shall be landscaped such that:
      a.   Planters with a total landscaped area equaling a minimum of 25 square feet per parking space, or 8% of the square footage of the open parking area, whichever is greater, shall be provided and distributed throughout the open parking area; and
      b.   Trees with a total shaded area (e.g. the area under the tree canopy or dripline 15 years after installation) equaling a minimum of 50% of the square footage of the open parking area shall be provided and distributed throughout the open parking area.
   C.   Landscaping and irrigation shall be provided for landscaped areas pursuant to Chapter 15.50 for the following:
      a.   Installation of new landscaped areas; or
      b.   Rehabilitation of existing landscaped area where affected landscaped area is equal to or greater than 2,500 square feet; or
      c.   Installation of a new landscape area or areas less than 2,500 sq. ft. in aggregate may opt to comply instead with the prescriptive measures contained in Chapter 15.50 Appendix A.; or
      d.   New or rehabilitated projects using treated or untreated graywater or rainwater captured on site, any lot or parcels within the project that has less than 2,500 square feet of landscape area and meets the lot or parcel’s landscape water requirement (Estimated Total Water Use) entirely with the treated or untreated graywater or through stored rainwater captured on site is subject only to Appendix A Section (5).
   D.   The governing documents of a common interest development (e.g. community apartment projects, condominium projects, planned developments, and stock cooperatives per Civil Code Section 1351) shall not prohibit or include conditions that have the effect of prohibiting the use of low-water use plants as a group or restricting compliance with a local water-efficient landscape ordinance or water conservation measure.
(Ord. 3226 (part), 2016; Ord. 3134 (part), 2009)