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File #: 14-0046    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/27/2014 Final action: 5/27/2014
Title: Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments relating to the Tree Protection and Replanting Standards PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board to consider setting a public hearing on potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to update the tree protection and replanting standards to reflect current urban forestry standards including the use of canopy cover for compliance with shade requirements. A draft ordinance is being prepared for the Board's consideration. A resolution setting a public hearing date for June 24th has also been prepared, and advisory board review would be needed prior to the public hearing.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment C - ART-XIX, 3. Attachment D - APPEND-E
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Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments relating to the Tree Protection and Replanting Standards

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board to consider setting a public hearing on potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to update the tree protection and replanting standards to reflect current urban forestry standards including the use of canopy cover for compliance with shade requirements. A draft ordinance is being prepared for the Board's consideration. A resolution setting a public hearing date for June 24th has also been prepared, and advisory board review would be needed prior to the public hearing.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 918-7325, Randy Dodd - 918-7326, David Jantzen - 918-7431, Mike Brough - 929-3905

INFORMATION: At its January 22, 2013 meeting, the Board received a staff report on potential approaches for tree replacement as a result of development. Current provisions in the Land Use Ordinance (LUO) related to trees and other vegetation are found in Article XIX, Screening and Trees. Regulations focus on three particular areas: 1) protecting trees during construction, particularly large and/or rare specimen trees; 2) using trees for visual screens to separate different classes of land uses; and 3) installing trees for shade within parking areas.
Provisions in Section 15-318 of the LUO, Protection of Trees During Construction, speak to required measures to protect trees during construction and to replace trees greater than 18 inches in diameter which were identified on the plans as being retained but have subsequently died. Subsection 15-318(b) includes more specific requirements as to how a replacement tree must be equivalent of the original tree that it replaces. Provisions in Section 15-319 outline situations where the Town may require a developer to post a security to cover the potential replacement of certain large or rare spe...

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