Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Landscaping

Avoiding Monotonous Forms In Buffers

Within the required buffer, plant material screens and structural elements required as buffers shall be designed and maintained in a staggered or undulating manner to create a more natural looking buffer.

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Bikeways and Pedestrianway Standards

Bikeways may be required depending on the probable volume of bicycle traffic, and in consideration of the site’s location in relation to other populated areas or its location with respect to an overall bike route plan adopted by the Planning Commission. Bicycle traffic should be separated from motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic as much as […]

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Buffer Strips

Where a buffer strip is required in any Zone, it shall be located within that Zone and shall be the minimum width as specified in the regulations for that Zone. A buffer strip shall not form part of any required landscaped open space or yard. Where a buffer strip is required in any zone, it […]

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Contents of Landscape Plan

Proposed developments subject to the provisions of this Article shall file for a building permit and submit a landscape site plan prepared by a registered landscape architect or architect to the Building Inspections Office. This plan may be incorporated into a parking/paving plan, provided the scale is not less than one (1) inch equals forty […]

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Contents of Planting Strip/Landscaping Area

Where in this By-law a planting strip is required to be provided and maintained, such planting strip shall consist of a row of trees or a continuous unpierced hedgerow of evergreens or shrubs, not less than 1.5 meters high at planting, immediately adjacent to the lot line or portion thereof along which such planting strip […]

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Front Yard Landscaping

A landscaped area shall be provided within the space bounded by the side lot lines, the back-of-sidewalk and a line twenty (20) feet back of and parallel to the front property line. Said landscaped area shall contain a minimum of five square feet for each front foot of the site measured along a public street. […]

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General Landscaping Requirements

A minimum of fifteen (15) percent of the gross site area shall be landscaped with live plant materials. Buildings in excess of one story in height shall provide an additional two (2) percent of the gross site area in landscaping for each story over one story in height. Small or unique parcels may be allowed […]

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Height of The Buffer Strip

The required height of the buffer strip shall be measured in relation to the elevation of the edge of the adjacent area to be screened. In such cases where the ground elevation of the location at which the screen is to be planted is less than the elevation of the edge of the adjacent area, […]

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Interruption of Planting Strip For Driveways or Pedestrian Walks

In all cases where ingress and egress driveways or walks extend through a planting strip, it shall be permissible to interrupt the strip within 3.0 meters of the edge of such driveway or within 1.5 meters of the edge of the walk.

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