§ 151.3401  INTENT.
   Visual screening or landscape buffers for office, commercial, institutional, and multifamily residential properties shall be provided for the following purposes:
   (A)   To remove, reduce, lessen or absorb the impact between certain land uses by the proper utilization of landscaped and screened buffers;
   (B)   To minimize potential noise, glare and visual clutter of parking and loading areas, trash receptacles and outdoor storage by obscuring the view with landscaping and screening;
   (C)   To protect, preserve and promote the aesthetic appeal, character and value of the City of Montgomery's neighborhoods, particularly by providing interest along the streetscape;
   (D)   To soften the appearance of building masses and to break up and reduce the impact of large paved areas;
   (E)   To reduce heat generation, stormwater run-off and soil erosion; and
   (F)   To establish a minimum standard for the consistent appearance of plant material in the community landscape.
(Ord. 5-2005, passed 3-23-05)