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(A) The purpose of a parking area landscape plan is to identify the placement and type of plants as features of project design, by detailing the plantings and method of irrigation proposed.
(B) A landscape plan provides an effective means for evaluating whether chosen plants will survive in the climate and soils of a given site; for satisfying the functional objectives of landscaping (such as erosion control, screening and shade) within a reasonable time; and for determining whether a proposed irrigation system will adequately support landscaping while conserving water.
(1) Method of review - The city's park and facilities superintendent shall be responsible for the review and approval of all landscape and irrigation plans. In addition, the public works department shall review and approve the irrigation plans for water meter sizing prior to the issuance of building permits.
(2) Criteria for approval - Landscape and irrigation plans shall be approved when the city landscape architect finds that the proposed plant materials will survive in the climate and soils of the site, the proposed plants and their planned locations will satisfy the landscape requirements, and the proposed means of irrigation will adequately support the proposed landscaping and will conserve water. The parking lot landscaping must be installed prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit or use of the parking lot. All landscape material shall be of drought tolerant species.
(3) Landscape plan content - Landscape plans shall be neatly and accurately drawn at an appropriate scale that will enable ready identification and recognition of information submitted. Landscape plans shall be prepared in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) The plans and specifications for landscaping and irrigation systems shall be prepared by a design professional.
(b) The site plan shall contain the following information:
(i) A scale which is clearly indicated on each plan;
(ii) Street names;
(iii) North arrow;
(iv) Title block with applicant's name and telephone number and plan preparer's name with address and telephone number;
(v) Identification of the location of all trees on site or within 50 feet of areas proposed for grading and trees proposed to be removed; and
(vi) Landscaping details, including the location, species, container size and number of trees, shrubs and ground cover and provisions for irrigation.
(c) Irrigation system plans shall include:
(i) A plan and schedule of equipment, including gate valve, backflow preventer, control valves, piping, sprinkler heads, meter size and location; and
(ii) Water source, including type, size of service connection, flow in gallons per minute (gpm) and psi at city mainline.
(`64 Code, Sec. 36-7.1.22) (Ord. No. 2021)