1136.06   STANDARDS FOR OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES.
   Public and private off-street parking facilities and other vehicular use areas shall be landscaped in accordance with the following requirements.
   (a)   Frontage Along Public Streets.
      (1)   For parking lots up to 7,000 square feet and/or including less than twenty-five cars. The setback for off-street car parking facilities is determined by three development options as shown on Exhibit A-1 (Frontage Landscaping Requirements for Off-Street Surface Parking Lots). Option A requires a 10'-0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" height evergreen hedge. Option B requires a 10'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" minimum - 5'- 0" maximum height wall constructed of like materials used on building. Option B may consist of a combination of walls and 3'- 0" height evergreen hedges. Option C requires a 20'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" height minimum earthen mound. In addition to these requirements of the Zoning Code, one 2" minimum caliper large or medium class tree is to be planted for each 35 feet of frontage.
      (2)   For parking lots exceeding 7,000 square feet or 25 cars. The setback for off-street car parking facilities is determined by three development options as shown on Exhibit A-2 (Frontage Landscaping Requirements for Off-Street Surface Parking Lots). Option A requires a 15'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" height evergreen hedge. Option B requires a 15'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" minimum to 5'- 0" maximum height wall constructed of like materials used on building. Option B may consist of a combination of walls and 3'- 0" height evergreen hedges. Option C requires a 25'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 3'- 0" height minimum earthen mound. In addition to these requirements of the Zoning Code, one 2" minimum caliper large or medium class tree is to be planted for each 35 feet of frontage.  The developer is encouraged to consider including additional planting beds containing annual and/or perennial flowers to increase the aesthetic appeal of the frontage landscape requirements.
(Ord. C17-99. Passed 7-6-99.)
      (3)   For Truck Vehicular Use Areas and Parking. The setback for off-street truck parking facilities is as shown on Exhibit A-3 (Frontage Requirement for Off-Street Surface Parking Lots). Truck parking, loading areas and drive aisles require a 45'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 6'- 0" height minimum earthen mound. In conjunction with this requirement three staggered rows of 6'- 0" height minimum evergreen trees at 20'- 0" maximum spacing and one 2"caliper minimum small class tree per each 40 lineal feet of frontage are to be planted.
(Ord. C17-99. Passed 7-6-99.)
   (b)   Rear and Side Yards Adjacent Compatible Use Districts. The setback shall be 10'-0" minimum for car parking and/or drive aisles and 20'-0" minimum for truck parking and/or drive aisles, as shown in Exhibit B-1. In addition to these requirements of the Zoning Code, one 2" minimum caliper large or medium class tree and two 18" height deciduous shrubs are to be planted for each 40 lineal feet of property line for all vehicular use areas. If evergreen trees are preferred in lieu of large or medium class trees, the evergreen trees are to be 6'- 0" minimum height and one tree is to be planted for each 20 lineal feet of property line and two 18" height deciduous shrubs are to be planted for each 40 lineal feet of property line for all vehicular use areas. Truck vehicular use areas are to have a 6'- 0" height minimum evergreen tree planted for every 20 lineal feet of property line and two 18" height deciduous shrubs are to be planted for each 40 lineal feet of property line for all vehicular use areas.
   (c)   Rear and Side Yards Adjacent Incompatible Use Districts. The setback for off-street car and truck parking facilities is determined by two development options for cars and a specific requirement for trucks as shown in Exhibit B-2 (Side and Rear Yard Landscaping Requirement for Off-Street Parking Lots). Option A for cars requires a 20'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with either a continuous 6'- 0" height wall or solid fence or a 90% opaque 5'-0" height evergreen screen, or a combination thereof.  Determination as to which option would be required shall be made by the Urban Forester based on proposed development of parking area in relation to location (i.e. corner lots), street visibility, etc.  In addition to the wall or fence, one 2" minimum caliper small class tree, two 6'-0" height evergreen trees, and two 18" height deciduous shrubs are to be planted per each 40 lineal feet of property line.  In addition to the evergreen screen, four 18" height deciduous shrubs are to be planted per each 40 lineal feet of property line.  The developer is encouraged to consider including additional planting beds containing annual and/or perennial flowers to increase the aesthetic appeal of the parking side of the screen. Option B for cars requires a 30'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle setback with a continuous 4'- 0" height minimum earthen mound. In addition to the mounding requirement a double staggered row of 6'- 0" height minimum evergreen trees at 20'- 0" maximum spacing and one 2" caliper minimum small class tree and two 18" height deciduous shrubs per each 40 lineal feet of property line are to be planted. Truck vehicular areas require a 45'- 0" minimum parking and/or drive aisle set-back with a continuous 6'-0" height minimum earthen mound. In addition to the mounding requirement three staggered rows of 6'- 0" height minimum evergreen trees at 20'- 0" maximum spacing and one 2" caliper minimum small class tree and two 18" height deciduous shrubs per each 40 lineal feet of property line are to be planted.
(Ord. C17-99. Passed 7-6-99.)
   (d)   Interior Vehicular Use Areas. Within interior vehicular use areas peninsulas, islands, aisle end islands, and planting areas are to be constructed for landscape plantings as shown on Exhibit C (Interior Landscaping Requirements for Off-Street Surface Parking Lots). Each peninsula, island, aisle end island, or planting area is to contain at least one, 2" minimum caliper large or medium class tree. Islands, peninsulas, aisle end islands, and planting areas are to be located as follows: between twenty-five (25) and forty-two (42) spaces, one (1) island required; between forty-three (43) and sixty (60), two (2) islands required; beginning with sixty-one (61), one island shall be added for each additional fifteen (15) spaces. Where islands are required, there shall be a maximum of 21 consecutive spaces.  Parking aisles shall be defined as a row of parking spaces beginning and ending with either a peninsula, isle end island, planting area, or a drive aisle.  All parking aisles, of seven (7) spaces or less, may be terminated with a drive isle, unless its end is adjacent to a curb cut.  Peninsulas, islands, and aisle end islands are to be minimum sizes of eight feet (8') in width and thirty-six feet (36') in length, or eight feet (8') in width and eighteen feet (18') in length, as shown on Exhibit C.  Planting areas, peninsulas, islands and aisle end islands which may include lighting fixtures are to be constructed to accommodate landscaping requirements.
(Ord. C58-98. Passed 11-17-97; Ord. C17-99. Passed 7-6-99; Ord. C25-00. Passed 8-21-00.)
      (1)   In order that there shall be safe access to parking spaces, eight feet (8') landscaped strips shall be arranged so as to divide parking corridors and to limit “cross taxing” through open parking spaces.
(Ord. C58-98. Passed 11-17-97.)
      (2)   To minimize traffic hazards, when an access way intersects a public right of way or when the property abuts the intersection of two or more rights of way, all landscaping shall provide unobstructed cross visibility at a level between three feet and six feet. Landscaping, other than grass or ground cover, shall not be located closer than five feet  from the edge of the access way pavement.
      (3)   Grass or other ground cover shall be planted on all portions of the interior planting area not occupied by other landscape material.
      (4)   The minimum distance from a tree to a vehicular use area shall be four feet measured from the face of the tree. Vehicles may overhang a landscaped area not more than two and one-half feet when parked head-in to a landscaped area in a marked parking space.
(Ord. C11-96. Passed 2-20-96; Ord. C17-99. Passed 7-6-99; Ord. C28-01.  Passed 5-7-01.)