(A)   This subchapter sets out the minimum landscaping, buffering and screening requirements within the city. An approved preliminary landscaping plan shall be required as a condition of any preliminary plat approval and preliminary site plan approval. A final landscaping plan shall be required as a condition of and prior to issuance of a permit  for any construction and grading activity as to the following:
      (1)   Final site plan;
      (2)   Final plat approval; or
      (3)   Any other building or grading permit for any land disturbing construction activity other than permits for agricultural uses, or relating to one single-family detached dwelling or two-family attached dwelling, except where it is determined by the Director that the activity creates no new landscaping needs as established by the purposes of this subchapter.
   (B)   Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter and all other applicable requirements of this chapter.
   (C)   The city may require an outside consultant to review any of the submittal requirements in accordance with this subchapter. When deemed necessary the city may require a landscape or forestry study performed by an independent arborist, urban forester, landscape architect or other certified professional approved by the Director. All costs associated with these professional services shall be the responsibility of the developer.
(Ord. 3474, passed 9-5-2006)