A. Planting of shade trees native to the area shall be required along public access routes to the North Creek shoreline.
B. Service, loading, storage and other areas which tend to be unsightly shall be oriented away from dedicated streets and private roadways and screened from view with landscaping or fencing of an attractive material.
C. The perimeter of parking areas shall be landscaped with solid screen evergreen plant material four feet high or fencing in combination with planting. Landscaped earth berms at least three feet high may substitute for the solid screen planting.
D. Mechanical equipment shall be screened with landscaping or attractive architectural features integrated into the structure itself.
E. To lessen the visual impact of outdoor parking lots, not less than seven percent of the interior of a parking lot with at least 15 parking stalls shall be landscaped. Landscaped strips between parking bays with appropriate ground cover and the planting of deciduous trees to achieve a canopy-like screening shall be required. Berms are also encouraged in the interior planted areas. Planting which is required for screening along the perimeter of any parking lot shall not be considered as fulfillment of the interior landscaping requirement. Planted areas within a parking lot shall be considered as part of the open space requirement.
F. All plant material used for parking lot landscaping shall be of sufficient size and development to have a significant impact on the screening of the lot immediately though the full effect will not be realized for several years.
G. Indigenous plant material with emphasis on trees and shade cover shall be required for landscaping along North Creek. (Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 2025 § 2 (Exh. C), 2009; Ord. 1946 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996. Formerly 12.56.200).