Aside from trees, general landscaping improvements on private property are regulated by the City in the following manner:
In 2010, the City adopted Water Conversation in Landscaping Regulations in an effort to encourage smartly-designed landscaping that reduces water consumption. These regulations were subsequently updated in 2016 and apply to the following projects:
For vehicle, pedestrian and bicyclists safety, the city regulates the height of landscaping along corner properties at street intersections. The regulated area, known as the triangle of visibility, is defined as a triangle measuring 35 feet from two intersecting property lines as shown in the graphic below:
Within this triangle, landscaping must be 3’ or less in height or 6’ and greater in height, resulting in clear visibility between 3’ to 6’ in height for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to see oncoming traffic.