Landscaping shall be applicable to construction of new structures for which a building permit is required for any commercial and industrial uses, and expansion of structures used for commercial and industrial uses. Existing structures in the downtown area shall be exempt from the landscape requirements during re-construction or expansion.
A minimum of 10% of the building site area shall be landscaped.
A minimum of 75% of the landscaping requirement shall be located in the front yard between the building line and the front property line.
Landscape areas located within the street and alley right of ways shall not be credited towards meeting the minimum of 10% requirement. All landscaping shall be completed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the city.