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(a) A landscape document package shall be submitted for review and approval for the following projects:
(1) All new and rehabilitated landscapes associated with homeowner installed residential uses (including single residential units/projects) with a total landscape area that is 5,000 square feet or greater.
(2) All new and rehabilitated landscapes associated with any developer installed residential uses (including single and multiple residential projects) with a total landscape area that is 2,500 square feet or greater.
(3) All new and rehabilitated landscapes associated with any owner and/or developer installed commercial, institutional, and/or industrial uses with a total landscape area that is 2,500 square feet or greater.
(4) All New and Rehabilitated Landscapes within Cemeteries. These projects need only prepare a water budget that specifies the facilities Maximum Applied Water Allowance (MAWA) and Estimated Annual Water Use (EAWU), and they must meet the provisions set forth in §§ 83.10.100 and 83.10.120 of this Chapter.
(5) Existing Uses and Structures. If existing physical constraints on the site (e.g., structures, parking, circulation, etc.) limit the amount of landscaping that can be provided, whatever additional landscaping the site can accommodate towards meeting the landscape area requirements of this Chapter shall be provided.
(b) Local Agencies. If a local agency, such as a water purveyor, has adopted and implemented specific water-efficient landscaping requirements, as outlined by State Title 23, Division 2, Chapter 2.7 Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, then those requirements may be used for properties located within its service area in lieu of this Chapter. If the local agency has not adopted and implemented specific water-efficient landscape requirements, then the water-efficient requirements outlined in this Chapter shall be used when developing landscape plans for properties within its service area.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4136, passed - -2011)