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23-451 Planting Requirement
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In the districts indicated, a minimum percentage of the area of the front yard shall be planted, which shall vary by street frontage of the zoning lot as set forth in the following table. For the purposes of this Section, the front yard shall include the entire area between all street walls of the building and their prolongations and the street line. Planted areas shall be comprised of any combination of grass, groundcover, shrubs, trees or other living plant material, and shall have a minimum dimension of one foot, exclusive of any bounding walls. Any planted area within a driveway or parking space shall not qualify towards meeting the minimum planting requirements of this Section. For through lots or corner lots, the planting requirement of this Section shall be applied separately to each street frontage. For corner lots, planted areas of overlapping portions of front yards shall only be counted towards the planting requirement of one front yard. For zoning lots with multiple building segments, the planting requirement of this Section shall be applied separately to the entire area between the street wall of each building segment and the street line.
Where multiple buildings on a single zoning lot front upon the same street, the planting requirements of this Section shall be determined by the street frontage allocated to the area occupied by each such building and applied separately to the entire area between the street line and the street wall of each building and its prolongation. The allocation of planting requirements to open areas between buildings shall be determined by dividing such open area evenly, with an equal portion attributed to each building on both sides of such open area.
Any zoning lot occupied by a building constructed after April 30, 2008, shall provide planted areas in accordance with the provisions of this Section. Any zoning lot occupied by a building constructed prior to such date shall not be altered in any way that will either create new non-compliance or increase the degree of non-compliance with the provisions of this Section.
Street frontage of zoning lot, street wall width of building segment, or street frontage allocated to each of multiple buildings on a single zoning lot, as applicable
Percentage of front yard to be planted (minimum)
Less than 20 feet
20 to 34 feet
35 to 59 feet
60 feet or greater
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