Landscape Checklist-Ordinance 22503 (Article X)
(Must comply with all six if applicable)
Protected Tree Mitigation: Replacement trees must equal, in
caliper, the caliper of protected tree(s) removed. Approved replacement trees are defined in Sec. 51A-10.134(b) and must be a minimum of
2" caliper. A tree survey, landscape plan, and building permit or tree removal permit are required to consider protected tree removal.
Perimeter Landscape Buffer Strip: Must be provided along the
entire length of the portion of the perimeter of the lot where a residential adjacency exists, and at least 10' wide. Must contain buffer plant
materials as defined in Sec. 51A-10.125(b)(7)
Screening of Off-street Loading Spaces: Must be screened from
residential adjacency, and in all districts except CS and industrial districts, these spaces must be screened from all adjacent public streets. Minimum 6' height see Sec. 51A-4.602(b)(3) for methods of screening.
Site Trees: Must have a 2" caliper tree per 4,000 square
feet of lot area with a minimum of 4 trees. All site trees must be located on the lot.
Street Trees: Must have one 3" caliper large tree (large
canopy tree or large non canopy tree) per 50' of street frontage with a minimum of 2 trees. All street trees must be located within 30' of the
projected street curb.
Parking Lot Trees: All required parking spaces must be located within 120' of the trunk of a 2" caliper large canopy tree. Parking lot trees may not be plated closer than 2.5’ to the paved portion of the parking lot.
Design Standards (must pick 2)
Enhanced Perimeter Buffer: Enhance the perimeter landscape buffer
strip (mandatory provision) to a minimum average width equal to or greater than 15 feet. Must contain buffer plant
materials as defined in Sec.
Street Buffers: Provide a landscape buffer strip along the entire
adjacent public street frontage. Minimum width of 10 feet or 10% of lot depth, whichever is less. Must contain buffer plant
materials as defined
in Sec. 51A-10.125(b)(7).
Screening of Off-street Parking: Screen all parking lots on the
lot along the entire adjacent public street frontages. Screening must be volunteer. Must be at least 3 feet in height (large evergreen shrubs,
3' height, 7-9 gallon, 3' on center, 3' wide bed, or 3' tall solid wood, brick, or masonry fence, or 3' tall earthen berm.)
Enhanced Vehicular Pavement: 25% of all outdoor vehicular
pavement must be any permeable or non-permeable decorative pavement. The same pavement cannot satisfy this requirement and permeable vehicular
pavement. (ex. brick, stone or grass pavers, exposed aggregate concrete, or stamped and stained concrete).
Permeable Vehicular Pavement: 25% of all outdoor vehicular
pavement must be a paving material that permits water penetration to a soil depth of 18" or more. The same pavement cannot satisfy this
requirement and enhanced vehicular pavement. (ex. brick, stone, or grass pavers)
Pedestrian Facilities: Publicly accessible special pedestrian
facilities such as plazas, covered walkways, fountains, lakes, ponds, seating areas, and outdoor recreation facilities. These facilities and
features must occupy at least 5% of the lot area.
Foundation Planting Strip: Large evergreen shrubs (3' height,
7-9 gallon, 3'-6' on center) in a 3' wide bed along the foundation of the building that extends along at least 50% of the portion of the
foundation that faces a street.
Understory Preservation: Preserve existing healthy understory
which is a grouping of natural low-level woody, herbaceous or ground cover species. Must occupy at least 5% of the lot area.
Enhanced Pedestrian Walkways: Walkways must consist of enhanced pavement intended for pedestrian use and occupy at least 5% of the lot. (ex. brick, stone or grass pavers, exposed aggregate concrete, or stamped and stained concrete)