1147.04 LANDSCAPING/SCREENING.
   At a minimum the following landscaping/screening requirements shall apply in addition to any requirements of site plan review:
   (a)   When an integrated development site or individual lot is adjacent to a residential district or use a twenty foot wide landscaped buffer strip along the residential district boundary or lot line as may be applicable shall be planted.  Said buffer strip shall be at least six feet in height at the time of planting and shall consist of a combination of deciduous and coniferous trees and bushes to provide year-round screening.  Sight obscuring fencing, approved by the Planning Commission, may be used in lieu of screening or in appropriate combination with.  If the existing tree and vegetation cover provide sufficient obscuring effect, or can be blended with infill evergreens to achieve the desired effect, then the existing vegetation and tree stands shall not be removed or disturbed but shall be used to enhance the aesthetics and environment of the integrated development site and/or individual lot and surrounding area.
   (b)   When the integrated development site or individual lot as may be applicable is adjacent to a nonresidential use or district, then the Planning Commission shall require a ten foot wide landscaped buffer strip along the nonresidential district boundary or lot line as may be applicable shall be planted.  Said buffer strip shall be at least six feet in height at the time of planting and shall consist of a combination of deciduous and coniferous trees and bushes to provide year-round screening.  Sight obscuring fencing, approved by the Planning Commission, may be used in lieu of screening or in appropriate combination with.  If the existing tree and vegetation cover provide sufficient obscuring effect, or can be blended with infill evergreens to achieve the desired effect, then the existing vegetation and tree stands shall not be removed or distributed but shall be used to enhance the aesthetics and environment of the integrated development site and/or individual lot and surrounding area.
   (c)   All existing natural and planted landscaping and fencing shall be maintained in perpetuity to insure the continuous integrity and intent of the screening.
      (Ord. 2014-22.  Passed 3-24-14.)