Chapter 18.62
SCREENING AND LANDSCAPING

Sections:

18.62.010    Applicability.

18.62.020    Site plan.

18.62.030    Landscaping of perimeter of lot.

18.62.040    Landscaping of street frontages.

18.62.041    Minimum requirements.

18.62.050    Fencing.

18.62.060    Traffic visibility.

18.62.070    Maintenance.

18.62.010 Applicability.

The regulations of this chapter apply to RM, BN, TC, CC zones and uses. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.020 Site plan.

A site plan of the proposed landscaping and screening shall be submitted and approved by the planning department prior to the approval of development permit. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.030 Landscaping of perimeter of lot.

The perimeter of a lot, or development site, shall be landscaped to a depth of six feet from the property line or the perimeter of the development site and be maintained as a sight screen in accordance with this chapter, except as provided for in LFPMC 18.62.050. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.040 Landscaping of street frontages.

Street frontages, except driveways and pedestrian walks within the property, shall be landscaped with evergreen shrubs or a combination of lawn, evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees, and perennial or annual flowers to create and maintain a maximum residential character. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.041 Minimum requirements.

Landscaped areas shall consist of a variety of trees, shrubs and plants that shall cover at least 75 percent of the ground contained in the landscape areas. At least one tree shall be required for every 250 square feet of landscaped area. A minimum of 30 percent of the landscaping and trees shall consist of evergreen/conifer species. Use of native and drought tolerant species are encouraged. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.050 Fencing.

There shall be allowed a decorative solid fencing on the perimeter with planting of three feet in depth on the public right‑of‑way sides of the fencing. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.060 Traffic visibility.

Sight screening at all intersections between streets, between streets and alleys, and between streets and driveways shall not obstruct sight within 15 feet of the intersection. However, a perimeter screen shall be required to a height of no more than 40 inches within the 15-foot setback from the intersection. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.62.070 Maintenance.

Shrubs and trees in the landscaping and screening shall be maintained in a healthy growing condition. Dead or dying trees or shrubs shall be replaced immediately and the planting area shall be maintained reasonably free of weeds and trash. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)