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File #: 31108    Version: Name: Landscape
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 9/3/2013 Final action: 9/3/2013
Enactment date: 9/12/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00148
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.142 and 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to update various landscaping and screening requirements and create a definition for hedges.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Joseph R. Clausius
Attachments: 1. BODY - SUB, 2. BODY, 3. landscaping update to ZO 8-2013.pdf, 4. LandscapeOrdinanceReport080713.pdf, 5. LandscapingOrdinanceReport082813.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/3/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt with the Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/28/20131 URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/20131 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/7/20131 URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/6/20131 PLAN COMMISSION Refer For Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/6/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Referred for Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/31/20131 Attorney's Office/Approval Group Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE  Amending Sections 28.142 and 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to update various landscaping and screening requirements and create a definition for hedges.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment updates various landscaping and screening requirements. It creates an exception for developments disturbing less than 10% of the site or increasing less than 10% of gross floor area, so long as no principal building is demolished. It reduces the required landscaping points for lots over 5 acres, and allows an exception where building placement prohibits compliance. Currently, the tree diversity requirement permits no more than four of any one species of trees on a single site, which becomes impractical with large numbers of trees. This amendment changes the regulation to limit any single species from comprising more than a defined percentage of the total trees. It creates a definition for "hedge," and separates solid hedges, used for screening, from ornamental hedges.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      See "BODY - SUB" in Attachments.