Landscape Requirements - El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso Landscape Ordinance An Ordinance amending Title 18 (Building and Construction) By creating Chapter18.46 (Landscape) and By deleting Chapter 20.65(Landscape) Existing Landscape Ordinance Ordinance 12399 enacted May 23,1995 Ordinance modified in June 1999 Recently there was direction to revisit the Landscape Ordinance for the purpose of updating and promoting property aesthetics and values by landscape standards. Landscape Adds Value Residential Example with a Balance of Landscape Landscape Requirements Cities Formula Trees Req. Plants

Req. Groundcov Street er Req. Frontage El Paso 7.5% of the lot Plus parking lot Required landscape area is from furthest building wall and street. One per 1000 sqft 10 one gallon per 1000 sqft Trees every 50

feet within the first twenty feet of the property . Fort Worth 10% of the lot Plus parking lot if the footprint is 10,000sqft or larger One per 500 One five sqft of gallon shrub required area per 50 sqft of required area 100% of the required landscape area 75% of the landscape shall be in the front

yard. Tucson 3% of the site 100% from plus street an ADWR list border and 100% from an ADWR list Trees every 33 feet and 50% of the 20 five gallon per 1000 sqft 100% from an ADWR list Comparison Chart Trees Shrubs Parking Lot Trees Existing

1 tree per 1000 sq ft 2 cal 8 20 - 5 gallon per and 10 - 1 Hgt gallon per 1000 sq ft 1 - 2" Cal , 8' Hgt Canopy Tree per 20 spaces after 40 BZAC 1 tree per 1000 sq ft 2 cal, 20 - 5 gallon per and 10 - 1 8 Hgt or 2 - 1 cal 6 tall or gallon per 1000 sqft. May 2 palms 8 tall not more than substitute shrubs for trees up 20 % of req. to 50% Greater than 14,000 sq ft or 40 spaces 1 tree for every 20 spaces and greater than 3500 sq ft there after 3 different size trees and tree wells. 1 tree per 1000 sq ft, 2 cal Same quantities except 1 tree for every 15 spaces. The tree Proposed 8 tall or compliance point substitution is part of alternate needs to be 2 cal 8 Hgt in 25 sq ft system compliance point system min. Comparison Chart Existing

BZAC Proposed Formula Parkway Landscape Area Alternate Frontage X Parcel depth, not to exceed 200 feet x .075, Corner and Panhandle lots have separate calculations Property owner to provide water and landscaping, owner will maintain Landscape area defined as area between property line and building wall Building Board of Appeals Lot front by lot depth not to exceed 200 feet x .075

Owner provides water and landscaping and the city will maintain Landscape area is from front of building to curb Application made to director and may be appealed to Building Board of Appeals within 30 days 7.5% of the parcel Trees every 50 feet along the frontage Palms not to be used in visibility triangle Landscape area is from the furthest building wall from the street and the street. No application required. Designers choice. One or the other. Cities

Size of Tree Wells El Paso 36 sqft Fort Worth Size of Trees Trees Parking Lot Trees Req. Substitutio n Requireme nts Approved Plant List Tree Fund 2 cal 10 to 12 feet tall 1 tree per 15

spaces 10 five gallon shrubs per 1 tree No substitution for parking lot tree Yes, we recommend that 75% come from the list We propose to create a fund based on money collected thru buy outs. Not Stated 3 Cal 10% of the parking lot shall provide

shade 10 five gallon shrubs per 1 tree Not Stated Tucson 34 sqft Not Stated 1 tree per 10 spaces Not Stated Yes, but not all plants planted are required to come from this list. San Antonio 9x18 162

sqft 1 cal 6 tall 25% of parking lot Not Stated Not Stated Santa Fe/ ---------------Edgewood 5 x 13 = 75sqft -----------------64 sqft 6 Evergreens 2 Deciduous -----------------3 cal 6 tall 10 sqft per parking space -----------------1 tree per 10 spaces

Not Stated -----------------15 Shrubs for 1 tree Not Stated -----------------Yes Las Cruces 36 sqft 15% of the parking lot 10 five gallon yes 2 cal 8 Santa Fe has a tree fund Shrubs Cities Required Size / Standards Five gallon

El Paso 20 shrubs per 1000 sqft Fort Worth 1 shrub per 50 sqft Five gallon Tucson 50% of the required landscape street border requires shrubs Five gallon San Antonio Not Stated Five gallon Santa Fe/ Edgewood As determined by the LDS plan reviewer

Not Stated Las Cruces 20 shrubs per 1000 sqft Five gallon Design Standards Landscape Architect Required Irrigation Required Anything over 50,000 sqft requires an LA seal Yes, Texas Licensed Irrigator only. Not Stated Yes, Texas Landscape Irrigator, Landscape architect, PE Tucson Not Stated Not Stated

San Antonio Anything over 4,300 sqft requires an LA seal Yes, Texas Landscape Irrigator ONLY Santa Fe --------------------------------------Edgewood Not Stated Not Stated Las Cruces Not Stated Not Stated El Paso Fort Worth The Good, the Bad , and the Ugly Site Development Landscape Adds Value

Property Frontages Landscape Ordinance Enhancements Calculations for square footage requirements easier to understand. Site sizes treated equally as to calculations. Landscape area increased Buy Out Option Options for alternative methods of compliance. Landscape can save lives Schedule for Ordinance Action May 2006* Coordinated ordinance with Tree Board July 2006* Began weekly public meetings January 2007* LRC Presentation March 2007* CPC Presentation May 2007* Introduction of Ordinance to City Council and Public June 2007* Public Hearing & Adoption of Ordinance

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