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Parking Lot Perimeter Landscaping

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this page is a work in progress and should be viewed strictly as informative.
 
Note: All parking lot perimeter landscaping must adhere to s.295-405-1

 

Heavy Motor Vehicles

 

Principle:


Parking lot street edge landscaping serves a number of purposes.

It helps to define the street edge or street wall where a building or structure is lacking, reinforcing the pedestrian realm of the public sidewalk.  It does this both at the crown of the trees as well as at the lower level human scale area.

Street edge landscaping also serves to street motor vehicles and creates a safe barrier for parking lots that may encroach on the pedestrian public sidewalk.

Unlike the landscaping required for light motor vehicle parking lots, heavy motor vehicle parking lots require a combination of opaque wall and plantings to completely obscure views of the parking lot from the street.
 

 

Standards:

 
Type "E" Landscaping

This type is primarily intended for application along street frontages of heavy motor vehicle parking lots or storage yards.  It requires regularly-spaced trees and continuous base shrubs, as well as an opaque fence or wall behind the landscaped area.  The landscaped area is required to be wider than the type "F" landscaped area.  Plantings in the low-level, eye-level and high-level zones shall create a continuous edge of plants, completely obscuring the area behind the lanscaped area from view from the street. 

Type "F" Landscaping

This type is primarily intended for application along street frontaes of heavy motor vehicle parking lots and storage yards.  It requires regularly-spaced trees and continuous base shrubs located in a standard-width landscaping buffer.  Fences or walls are also required, shall be located closer to the street than required landscaping and shall clearly define the street edges of properties.  Plantings in the low-level, eye-level and high-level zones shall create a continuous edge of plants, completely obscuring the area behind the landscaped area from view from the street.

 

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