Sec. 27-310.  General Provisions.


(a)   Time of application.  The provisions contained in this Article shall be applied for each individual lot or site when an application for a building permit on such lot is made.  When required, a landscape plan shall be submitted with each application for a building permit.  Such plan shall be reviewed by the zoning official for compliance with the provisions of this section.


(b)   Maintenance of required landscaping.  Upon installation of required landscape materials, each owner shall take appropriate actions to ensure their continued health and maintenance.  Required landscaping that does not remain healthy shall be replaced consistent with this Article.


(c)   Obstruction of view.  Landscaping or screening installed in any landscaped area shall not obstruct the view from or to any driveway approach, street, alley, or sidewalk.


(d)   Earth berm locations.  All earth berm locations shall be reviewed by the zoning official, or his or her designee to determine how the berms shall relate to drainage and public utilities.


(e)   Exceptions.  A development may continue to comply with the bufferyard and screening requirements in effect at the time of issuance of its original permit, regardless of whether an adjacent lot or site is subsequently rezoned to a less intensive district which would otherwise require compliance with bufferyard or screening provisions. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02