Article V- Landscape Design Standards
Subpart D. Screening and Fencing Requirements
§42-179.
General 
The landscaping standards of this subpart provide requirements for screening of uses. This section provides general
and use specific standards for screening. The following standards shall be in effect for uses identified as requiring
screening, and compliance therewith is required for the establishment of a new use or change in use where screening
is required. 
§42-180.
Plant Material Placement
The exact placement of screen plantings shall be at the discretion of the designer or developer, and shall be approved
as part of the site plan. Plants should be installed to provide a year-round screen when viewed from adjacent
property. Trees or shrubs shall not be planted within five (5) feet of any property line to ensure maintenance access
and to avoid encroaching onto the adjacent property. Proposed landscaping shall not interfere with the access and
operation of the use which is being screened.
§42-181.
Buffer Type and Screening
A screen shall not be required along those portions of the use where it runs parallel to and is within 20 feet of a
Buffer (B1 or B2).
§42-182.
Screen Classification
Screen Classes include:
A.
Screen Class One (1). A continuous hedge of evergreen shrubs (a minimum of eight (8) feet in height at
maturity) planted in a five (5) foot strip spaced a maximum of eight (8) feet apart (see Figure 5B).
Figure 5B. Screen Class One (1)
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B.
Screen Class Two (2). A row of conical evergreen plants (a minimum of eight (8) feet in height at
maturity) planted in the 15 foot area around that use and structure which is to be screened, and spaced a
maximum of 15 feet apart (see Figure 5C).
Figure 5C. Screen Class Two (2)
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C.
Screen Class Three (3). A fence or wall constructed with a minimum height of six (6) feet, that is at least 75
percent opaque, where all spaces are evenly distributed, and with the finished side of the fence facing the
adjacent property or road. Fences longer than 20 linear feet shall be landscaped with: a row of shrubs
spaced a maximum of ten (10) feet apart, or a row of evergreen trees planted no more than 15 feet apart
(see Figure 5D). 
Figure 5D. Screen Class Three (3)
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D.
Screen Class Four (4). A fence or wall constructed with a minimum height of eight (8) feet designed to
facilitate the movement of maintenance and emergency response equipment to and from the proposed site.
Gates should be secured at all times (unless for maintenance, inspection, or other unforeseen instances)
following the completion of construction. Fencing may be in common with other existing uses on site.
Fences longer than 20 linear feet shall be landscaped (excluding the gate area) with: a continuous hedge of
evergreen shrubs planted in a five (5) foot strip spaced a maximum of eight (8) feet apart. The Zoning
Administrator may require additional screening to minimize adverse impacts of ground level lighting
(where installed) (see Figure 5E).
Figure 5E. Screen Class Four (4)
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