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Landscape Buffering

DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is a work in progress and should be viewed strictly as informative.
 
Note: Buffer Landscaping must adhere to s.295-405-1

 

Principle:

Buffering should be used to visually separate parking lots and structures from residential uses.  The landscaping is meant to create a continuous edge of plants that obscures the harsh conditions of a parking lot from single and/or two-family dwellings.

 

Standards:

Type "H" Landscaping
This type is primarily intended to surround or visually separate parking lots and structures from residential uses.  Examples of items to be screened with type "H" landscaping include parking lots for churches and schools, apartment buildings and non-residential uses, as well as principal-use parking lots and structures.  This type of landscaping relies primarily on opaque fencing, but also requires trees and shrubs when the parking lot or structure provides parking for uses other than single-family or two-family dwellings, educational uses or community-serving uses.  Opaque fencing provides screening from the ground to at least 6 feet above grade.  Tree plantings in th eye-level and high-level zones shall create a continuous edge of plants that completely obscures the parking area from the adjacent residential use or uses.  A parking structure may achieve this standard if the required opaque fence/wall is incorporated into the design of the structure itself.

 

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