Article V- Landscape Design Standards
Subpart A. Buffer Requirements
§42-179.
General 
The landscaping standards of this subpart provide requirements for all buffering. This section provides standards for
each buffer type. The following standards shall be in effect to provide an appropriate transition between uses, and
compliance therewith is required for the establishment and operation of a new use.
§42-180.
Buffer Determination
Buffers will be determined by identifying the zoning districts of adjacent land use(s). Table 5.1 outlines buffers
required between zones. Where the property shares a boundary with more than one (1) zone, the width of the most
intense buffer shall be required along the perimeter of the area to be developed; however, the plant materials
required shall be calculated and placed based on the respective applicable buffer. See §42-169 (Plant Material) for
required plant material.
Table 5.1 Buffer Requirements
Zoning
District
Industrial
Commercial
Residential
Industrial
N/A
B1
B2
Commercial
B1
N/A
B1
Residential
B2
B1
N/A
§42-181.
Plant Material
Table 5.2 describes the width and plant material requirements for the buffers identified in Table 5.1. The length of
the perimeter of the area to be developed shall be used in determining the number of plants required. 
TABLE 5.2 BUFFER WIDTH AND PLANT MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
Buffer
Type
WIDTH
(FT)
Plant Material Required Per 100 Linear Feet
Deciduous Trees
Evergreen Trees
Large
Small
Large
Small
B1
20
1
2
2
6
B2
30
2
3
5
12
§42-182.
Plant Material Placement
The placement of buffer plantings shall be at the discretion of the developer, and shall be approved as part of the site
plan submitted. Trees or shrubs shall not be planted within five (5) feet of any property line to ensure maintenance
for access and to avoid encroaching onto the adjacent property. Where a setback requirement is less than the buffer
requirement, the buffer width shall override the setback width. Where a setback requirement is greater than the
buffer requirement, plant material requirements shall still be applied and such plant materials shall be placed within
the buffer area. Trees and shrubs shall be spaced to provide screening.