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(A) Applicability. The road frontage landscaping standards of this section apply when any of the following occurs:
(1) When new development occurs; or
(2) When the gross floor area, number dwelling units or area of impervious surface on an existing development site is expanded by more than 50%.
(1) Road frontage landscape areas must have a minimum average depth of at least ten feet, measured inward from the edge all road rights-of-way. The depth of the road frontage landscape area may be averaged, but it may never be less than five feet.
(2) Parking lots and paved vehicular use areas may not encroach into required road frontage landscape areas, nor may parked vehicles encroach into required road frontage landscape areas. Berms or swales may be located within road frontage landscape areas.
(3) Required road frontage landscape areas must include at least one deciduous canopy tree per 40 feet of road frontage. For road frontages of less than 40 feet, a minimum of one tree is required. Required trees may be clustered or irregularly spaced, but the maximum spacing of trees may not exceed 60 feet on-center.
(4) For industrial land uses, if the immediately surrounding development pattern does not include road frontage landscaping, the Zoning Administrator may authorize trees and landscaping otherwise required as part of road frontage landscaping to be located elsewhere on the site.
(5) Depressed bioretention areas used for landscaping and stormwater management are strongly encouraged.
(C) Materials, design and maintenance. Road frontage landscape areas are subject to the regulations of § 155-12.90.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)