§ 1425-27. Parking Lot Screening  

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  • In Residential Districts, a screen fence or solid wall is required for parking areas for four or more vehicles which adjoin or face any other premises, either abutting or directly opposite across-the-street, situated in any Residential or Parks and Recreation District. The fence or wall must be at least four feet and a maximum of six feet in height and must be maintained in good condition. A combination of a four-foot high berm with three-foot high continuous evergreen hedgerow or four-foot high continuous evergreen hedgerow may be substituted for screen fencing and walls. The fence is not required along that side of the property where one of the following conditions exist:

    (a) Abutting Parking Lot. The abutting property is developed with a parking lot within 25 feet of the common property line for four or more vehicles.

    (b) Grade Differential. The abutting property has an average elevation of four feet or more above the parking area surface, within an average horizontal distance of eight feet from the parking area.

    (c) Buffer Yard. The requirements of § 1423-13, Required Buffer Yards are satisfied.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 15-2004, eff. Feb. 13, 2004; a. Ord. No. 257-2007, § 4, eff. Aug. 27, 2007)