§ 156.218   SCREENING BUFFERS.
   Certain types and locations of uses shall require screening and buffering from adjacent properties in accordance with the following standards, all of which must meet the design and size specifications of this subchapter:
   (A)   Highway 74: Commercial property developed within 2,000 feet of the centerline of U.S. Highway 74 shall provide a fifty (50) foot landscaped buffer from adjacent properties that are zoned residential or used for residential purposes. The required buffer shall contain the following:
      (1)   Berm;
      (2)   Five (5) deciduous/canopy trees per 100 linear feet, planted 20-feet on center; or
         Ten (10) understory trees per 100 linear feet, planted 10-feet on center.
      (3)   Twenty (20) evergreen trees per 100 linear feet, planted 5-feet on center;
      (4)   Ten (10) understory trees per 100 linear feet, planted 10-feet on center;
      (5)   Twenty-five (25) shrubs per 100 linear feet, scattered evenly within the buffer.
   (B)   Non-residential properties:  Non-residential properties abutting residentially zoned or use properties not covered by subsection (A) listed above shall provide a twenty (20) foot landscaped buffer. The required buffer shall contain the following:
      (1)   Five (5) deciduous/canopy trees per 100 linear feet, planted 20-feet on center; or
         Ten (10) understory trees per 100 linear feet, planted 10-feet on center.
      (2)   Twenty (20) evergreen trees per 100 linear feet, planted 5-feet on center;
      (3)   Twenty (20) shrubs per 100 linear feet, scattered evenly within the buffer.
   (C)   Other:  All property boundaries between all uses, except for those within the same building shall provide and maintain a minimum of a four (4) foot grassed area free of any impervious encroachments.
   (D)   General Industrial Properties: For all properties zoned GI (General Industrial) shall provide a 75 foot landscape buffer abutting residentially zoned or used properties. The required buffer shall contain the following:
      (1)   Berm;
      (2)   Three (3) deciduous/canopy trees per 100 linear feet, or six (6) understory trees per 100 linear feet,
      (3)   Twenty (20), evergreen trees per 100 linear feet, planted 5-feet on center;
      (4)   Twenty-five (25) shrubs per 100 linear feet, scattered evenly within the buffer.
(Ord. O-2003-63, passed 12-16-03; Am. Ord. O-2007-21, passed 9-4-07)