§ 155.283  LANDSCAPING.
   (A)   In order to reduce heat and glare, to minimize blowing of dust and trash, and to reduce the oppressive visual effects of large open parking areas, landscaping shall be provided and maintained within every parking lot that contains 20 or more parking spaces.
   (B)   Parking lots used exclusively for employees are hereby exempt from these requirements, but shall be constructed of an approved dustless surface.
      (1)   A landscaping plan (either a separate document or an element of a more inclusive development plan) shall accompany every application for a certificate of zoning compliance to develop any parking lot that will contain 20 or more parking spaces.
      (2)   The landscaping plan shall include the following information:
         (a)   Proposed type, amount, size and spacing of plantings, including trees, shrubbery and ground cover;
         (b)   Proposed size, construction materials and drainage of landscaped islands; and
         (c)   Sketch indicating proposed spatial relationships of landscaped areas, parking spaces, automobile circulation and pedestrian movement.
(1999 Code, § 40-7-4)  (Ord. 5/9/2000-1, passed 5-9-2000)