ToC
25-66

Screening

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

(a)        In all districts, as indicated, except where such districts are located in lower density growth management areas, all open off-street parking areas or groups of individual garages with 10 spaces or more, that are located either at natural grade or on a roof, shall be screened from all adjoining zoning lots, including such zoning lots situated across a street, by either:

(1)        a strip at least four feet wide, densely planted with shrubs or trees that are at least four feet high at the time of planting and that are of a type which may be expected to form a year-round dense screen at least six feet high within three years; or

(2)        a wall or barrier or uniformly painted fence of fire-resistant material at least six feet high, but not more than eight feet above finished grade (or above the roof level, if on a roof).  Such wall, barrier or fence may be opaque or perforated, provided that not more than 50 percent of the face is open.

For community facilities located in R1, R2, R3, R4 or R5 Districts, except for any parking that is located on a roof, all such parking shall be screened pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of this Section.

In addition, such screening shall be maintained in good condition at all times, may be interrupted by normal entrances or exits and shall have no signs hung or attached thereto other than those permitted in Section 22-323 (Signs for parking areas).

(b)        In lower density growth management areas, all open parking areas with five or more spaces shall be screened from adjoining zoning lots by a landscaped strip at least four feet wide densely planted with evergreen shrubs at least four feet high at time of planting, and of a type that may be expected to form a year-round dense screen at least six feet high within three years. Such screening shall be maintained in good condition at all times.

The provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply at the street line of zoning lots where the planting requirements of Section 37-921 (Perimeter landscaping) apply.

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