Sec. 27-345.  Screening - off-street parking.


An opaque barrier having a density of not less than eighty percent (80%) per square foot such as a fence of solid-wall masonry, wood, louvered wood, metal, vinyl, or other similar materials, not less than six (6) nor more than eight (8) feet high or a landscaping screen, using evergreen or deciduous materials, providing a hedge-like barrier and attaining a minimum height of six feet within three years of planting shall be erected or planted along any property line adjacent to or adjoining any residential district, to eliminate the passage of light from vehicles and to prevent the blowing of debris.  Whenever screening shall be required along a side yard lot line, screening shall be reduced to a height of four (4) feet for that portion located within twenty-five (25) feet of the front property line.  Whenever screening shall be required along a front yard, such screening shall not be higher than four (4) feet and such screening shall be located at the back of the depth of landscaping adjacent to street property lines as set forth in Sec. 27-305 of this code or at the back of the bufferyard requirements as set forth in Section 27-306 and 27-307, whichever is greater.  All screening required by this section shall be compliant with sight triangle provisions set forth in Sec. 27-290 of this code.  Parking areas shall be arranged and designed so as to prevent damage to, or intrusion into such screening. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 5292, 4, 6-2-14