Sec. 27-346.  Internal Parking Lot Landscaping.


Unless otherwise noted, each unenclosed parking facility of over 6,000 square feet that is located between a building line and a street property line shall comply with the following regulations:


(1)       The facility shall provide a minimum landscaped buffer of ten feet along any street property line.  This shall not remove requirements for greater landscaping required by Secs. 27-301 through 27-320.


(2)       The parking facility shall provide interior landscaped area equal to no less than 5 percent of the total paved area of the parking facility.  Parking facilities within the I-1, I-2 and I-3 Districts shall be exempt from this requirement.


(3)       Interior landscaping shall be credited toward the satisfaction of overall landscaping requirements set forth in Secs. 27-301 through 27-320.


(4)       Landscaping or screening installed in any required landscaped area shall not obstruct the view form the off-street parking facility to any driveway approach, street, alley, or sidewalk.  Landscaping shall further not obstruct any views among parking spaces and circulation ways, or visibility between vehicles and pedestrians. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02