ORDINANCE NO. 23-94
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AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT CHAPTER 1193 OF THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, ESTABLISHING TREE AND
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, that
Chapter 1193 is hereby added to the Granville Codified Ordinances to
Purpose and Intent.
Standards for Trees
Located on New
Vehicular Use Areas.
Trees, Shrubs &Maintenance -CHPT. 909
1193.01 PURPOSE AND INTENT.
For New Development.
Plan Application and
The purpose of landscaping regulations is to health, promote and protect the public safety and welfare through the preservation and protection of the environment by recognizing the vital importance of tree and plant growth in the ecological system. It is further the purpose of this chapter to promote the preservation of trees and the replacement of major trees removed in the course of land development, to promote the proper utilization of landscaping as a buffer between certain land uses, to improve and maintain the appearance and safety and to protect, preserve and promote the aesthetic appeal, character and value of the Village of Granville.
The following definitions are only for the purposes of this Chapter:
Large tree"means any tree species which normally attains a fullg-rown height equal to or greater than fifty (50)feet.
Medium tree"means any tree species which normally attains a fullg-rown height of between thirty (30)and fifty (50)feet.
Small tree"means tree species which normally attains a fullg-rown height of under thirty (30)feet.
Ons-ite landscaping"means the use of landscape materials within the innermost boundaries of the property.
e) T "reelawn"means the area either between the edge of the street
pavemenUcurb and the edge of the sidewalk or the area from the
edge of the street pavemenUcurb to the right-of-way line.
1193.03 APPLICABLE LANDS.
a) No zoning certificate shall be issued for any new site development or
redevelopment, otherwise permitted under Chapters 1163, 1167, 1169, 1171 or
1175, unless the landscaping provisions for such development as required in
this chapter are met.
b) New Site Developments.
Subdivision and development plans shall be designed to preserve natural
vegetation areas as much as possible. Streets, parcels, structures and parking
areas shall be laid out to minimize the destruction of wooded areas or
outstanding tree specimens. Developers of land are encouraged to designate
wooded areas as park reserves.
c) Existing Structures.
No building, structure, or vehicular use area shall be constructed or
expanded unless the minimum landscaping required by the provisions of this
chapter is provided.
d) Expansions and/or additions to an existing single-family residential structure
are exempt from the requirements of this Chapter.
1193.04 STANDARDS FOR TREES LOCATED ON NEW DEVELOPMENT SITES.
Subdividers or developers shall plant trees along public streets bordering
and within their development in such a manner, type, quantity and location as
determined by the Planning Commission. Any undeveloped street or existing
street with undeveloped frontage shall conform to the following requirements at
the time of the development:
a) The maximum spacing between trees shall be fifty (50)feet for large
trees, forty (40)feet for medium trees, and thirty (30)feet for small trees;
b) The treelawns and tree sizes will match as follows:
Treelawn Tree Size
8' or more Large
c) The tree location shall be at least fifty (50)feet from street
intersections and ten (10)feet from fire hydrants or utility poles;
d) 1) Developers shall be required to maintain trees for one (1)
year after the trees are planted. Should any tree require
replacement during this one (1)year period the replacement period
shall start at the date of replacement. Except as provided herein,
the replacement period shall not extend beyond two (2)years from the original planting date.
2)Upon completion of a street tree planting, the developer shall
contact the Zoning Inspector for a preliminary inspection. The
replacement period shall begin after the approval of the Zoning Inspector.
3)The developer shall contact the Zoning Inspector for a final inspection to be made at the end of the replacement period.
All trees not exhibiting a healthy, vigorous growing condition, as determined by the Village's inspection, shall be replaced at the expense of the developer.
4) In the event that the conditions of any trees cannot be
ascertained due to the season of the year, the final inspection may,
in the discretion of the Zoning Inspector, be deferred until the
commencement of the next growing season.
e) The minimum trunk caliper measured at twenty-four (24)inches above
the ground for all street trees shall be no less than one and three-quarter
1193.05 MINIMUM LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICULAR USE AREAS.
This section sets forth the minimum requirements that shall be met regarding the
landscaping for vehicular use areas.
a) Landscaping at Parking and Service Areas.
Any open parking area of more than four thousand (4,000)square feet in
area and/ or at least twelve (12)vehicular parking spaces shall be required to
have on site landscaping that may be in the form of islands or peninsulas.
On-site landscaping shall encompass at least five (5)percent of the total area of
the parking lot. The preservation of existing plants is encouraged and will be
included in the consideration as to whether minimum landscape requirements
have been attained.
b) Minimum Tree Plantings.
A minimum of one (1) large tree per three thousand (3,000)square feet of
ground coverage by structures and vehicular use areas is required.
Parked vehicles may not extend into the border of any landscape area.
Curbs or wheel stops shall be provided to insure no overhang.
d) Landscaping for Service Structures.
Service structures shall be screened. For the purpose of this chapter,
service structures"includes but not limited to loading docks, waste collection
units, utility vaults which extend above the surface and other equipment
providing service to a building or a site. Structures may be grouped together;
however, screening height shall be one (1)foot more than the tallest of the structures.
e) Location of Screening.
A continuous hedge planting, fence, wall or earth mound must enclose
any service structure on all sides. Any service structure which must be daily
moved or serviced will require screening on all but one (1) side. The height of
the screening material shall be one foot more than the height of the structure,
but shall not be required to exceed ten (10)feet in height. Whenever a service
structure is located next to a building wall, or vehicular use area, walls screening material or may fulfill the screening requirement for that side of the
service structure if that wall or screening material is of an average height
sufficient to meet the height requirement set out in this chapter. Whenever
service structures are screened by plant material, such materials may apply to
the fulfillment of required landscaping. The type of screening or combination of
screening types is subject to Planning Commission review and approval
1193.06 TREE PLANTING REQUIREMENTS.
Planned Unit Development District
A minimum of two trees (one on each
side of the roadway)shall be provided for
every fifty (50)linear feet of roadway.
Suburban Business District,
Community Service District.
In addition to the requirements of Section
1193.05 hereof for vehicular use areas,
the following shall apply: there shall be
landscaped areas equal to twenty (20)
square feet for every one thousand
1, 000)square feet of building ground
coverage area, or fraction thereof. Such
landscaped areas shall contain trees,
planting beds, hedges, fences, walls,
earth mounds, benches or other materials
designed and located in a manner
complementary to the overall architecture
of the surrounding buildings.
1193.07 LANDSCAPE MATERIALS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT.
a) The proposed landscape materials should complement the existing trees
b) Artificial plants are prohibited.
c) The amount of shade or sun should be considered in selecting plant
d) Plants, planting and maintenance shall conform to the standards of the
American Association of Nurserymen (ANN),American Standard for Nursery
Stock, 1990 edition, ANN PublicationA #24-0240, 1250 1 Street NW, Suite 500,
Washington, DC 20005.
e) Plant material which does not survive shall be replaced by the owner within
twelve (12)months after the material dies. Replacement of plants shall be of the
same size, genus and species as originally planted.
1193.08 PLAN APPLICATION AND APPROVAL.
Whenever any property is affected by these landscape requirements, the
property owner or developer shall prepare a landscape plan for review and approval.
Such plans shall follow the same application requirements for site plans and shall
contain, all existing and proposed trees and landscape materials, including botanical
names, common names, planting size, on center planting dimensions where applicable,
and quantities for all plants used.
The Planning Commission shall, prior to its consideration of a landscape plan,
forward a copy of the plan along with any other information provided by the developer
to the Tree and Landscape Commission for its review and recommendation. Upon
receipt of the recommendation and/ or comment from the Tree and Landscape
Commission the Planning Commission shall begin its review.
In the event, recommendation is not received within thirty (30)days after the
transmittal of the plan to the Tree and Landscape Commission, the Planning
Commission may proceed in accordance with these regulations.
Section 11: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon the earliest date permitted by law.
Passed this /' day of Au
Clerk of Council Mayor
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ORDINANCE NO. 23-94