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Walls shall be provided and maintained between different land use zoning districts in the following manner:
(a) Nonresidential or Multi-Family. Where a nonresidential land use district abuts property in any residential land use zoning district or a Multiple Residential Land Use Zoning District abuts property in a Single Residential Land Use Zoning District, a solid masonry wall shall be constructed on the land use zoning district boundary line consistent with the height limitations contained in Table 83-6. If a public right-of-way separates a nonresidential district from any residential district or multi-family residential district from a Single Residential Land Use Zoning District, this wall requirement may not apply. Also, this requirement shall not apply to the Rural Commercial (CR) Land Use Zoning District in the Desert Region.
(b) Industrial. Where an industrial land use zoning district abuts property in a non-industrial land use zoning district, a solid masonry wall, a minimum of six feet in height, shall be constructed on the land use zoning district boundary line.
(c) Design and Construction. Walls shall be of solid masonry construction and shall be of a decorative design when in view of public rights-of-way subject to the approval of the Director.
(d) Modification of Requirements. The Director may waive or modify requirements for walls between different land use zoning districts where a solid masonry wall already exists on the abutting property if the following findings can be made in a positive manner:
(1) The existing wall meets, or would be modified to conform to, the intent of this Chapter.
(2) Suitable landscaping would be installed adjacent to the existing wall to supplement and enhance the desired physical separation.
(3) The existing wall would be protected to prevent vehicle damage, if necessary.
(4) Concurrence of the abutting property owner(s) would be obtained, to modify the existing wall to meet the requirements of this Chapter.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)