§ 155.298  REQUIRED PARKING LOT TREES AND PARKING LOT ISLANDS.
   The following standards apply to developments which exceed 16 spaces:
 
   TABLE 10-3  Parking Lot Trees
ZONING DISTRICT
Number of parking spaces
Multiple Family, Commercial and Industrial
1 canopy tree per 8 spaces
 
   (A)   Tree location.
      (1)   All of the required parking lot trees shall be placed within an  area including the parking  surface and extending 15 feet from the surface edge.  At least two-thirds (2/3) of the required trees shall be dispersed throughout  the interior of the parking area.  Tree requirements may be adjusted based on review by the Planning Commission.
      (2)   Parking lot tree calculations and interior parking lot tree requirements shall be rounded up.
   (B)   Tree base. Each tree shall be surrounded by an area of grass or living ground cover at least 150 square feet in size and a minimum of eight feet wide to provide for adequate resources  of air and water.  Tree plantings shall also be protected from automobiles with curbing or other suitable device.
   (C)   Required parking lot trees. Required parking lot trees shall not be credited towards required green belt or buffer trees.
   (D)   Design of parking lot islands.
      (1)   All parking lot islands shall contain decorative material and be curbed.  Islands shall be at least 150 feet in area.  Each island shall be at least ten feet wide, with a depth two feet shorter than the depth of the adjacent parking space.
      (2)   Islands shall have a minimum of ten feet radius at the ends facing main aisles.  A minimum radius shall be two foot where island is not adjacent to main traffic aisle.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)