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These standards apply only to development which requires the site plan review process. Required principal structure landscaping shall be provided adjacent to or within close proximity to the perimeter of the principal structure. Landscape design is encouraged to face or be visible from public thoroughfares and principal structures on public accessways. The area of required landscape shall be based on the total ground floor square footage of the proposed principal structure:
Landscaping Around Principle Structures
% Area of Required Landscape Based on Total Ground Floor Square Footage of Proposed Principal Structure
(A) Plant material and planting design is encouraged to be ornamental in character and based on minimum ANSI standards for plant material type and spacing.
(B) Deciduous canopy trees and large evergreens will not be counted towards principal structure landscape requirements.
(C) Shredded hardwood, bark mulch, stone mulch, or vegetative ground covers shall be utilized within required landscape bed areas. Grass, lawn or sod will not be permitted.
(D) Area calculations shall be based on the limits of landscape beds. Applicants shall demonstrate that 2/3 of the bed will be occupied by mature plant material.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)