§ 156.210   APPLICABILITY.
   (A)   (1)   These requirements shall apply to the following:
         (a)   New principal building or use:  Principal buildings or open uses of land constructed or established after the adoption of this ordinance.
         (b)   Expansions or reconstructions: Expansions which result in a parking or building square footage increase of more than twenty (20%) percent for developments existing prior to the effective date of this ordinance. In such cases, the landscaping requirements shall only apply to the expansion.
         (c)   Renovations:  Any renovations to a site inclusive of the structure which occur within any ten (10) year period, where the total value of the renovations exceeds fifty (50%) percent of the buildings value on a property, the property shall be required to be brought up to current standards, where practical, before certificates of occupancy may be issued for such renovations.
      (2)   All users within the City of Monroe and its extra-territorial jurisdiction that utilize outdoor sales and display (refer to § 156.110), shall be required to be in compliance with all landscaping requirements outlined in §§ 156.209 through 156.223 of this chapter, to the greatest extend possible.  This applies to all new uses and to uses already established as such.  All applicable uses established or under development prior to the adoption of this ordinance, shall be required to be in compliance with these sections within three calendar years from the date of notification regarding adoption of this ordinance, to the greatest extent possible.  Those uses that have outdoor sales and displays that have been approved as a part of a Special or Conditional Use District or permit are exempt.
   (B)   These requirements shall not apply to:
      (1)   Single-family detached dwellings or two-family dwellings on their own lots.
      (2)   Properties within the Central Business District, with the exception of the streetscape buffer when parking areas are provided.
      (3)   Property lines abutting railroad rights-of-way and utility easements in excess of sixty (60) feet in width.
(Ord. O-2003-63, passed 12-16-03; Am. Ord. O-2006-37, passed 12-12-06)