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ORDINANCE 2004- 001 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SPECIFIC LAND <br />USE CRITERIA, SECTION 913.09(3)(c)(5) REGARDING BUFFERING AND <br />LANDSCAPING FOR SUBDIVISIONS ABUTTING COLLECTOR AND ARTERIAL <br />ROADWAYS AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ,PROVISIONS, <br />CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT <br />REGULATIONS (LDRS) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: <br />1. Section 913.09(3)(c)5 is hereby amended to read as follows: <br />Abutting collector and arterials. Where a residential subdivision abuts or contains an <br />existing or proposed major or minor arterial or collector street, special provisions shall be <br />made to minimize vehicular traffic noise to residential sites, provide landscape bufferin, <br />between residential subdivisions and major roadways, and to provide tree canopy along <br />major roadways. The special provisions shall include a Type "C" buffer as specified in <br />Chapter.926, and one or more of the following: <br />b a. Buffer- zones. n t.,,o„t., r^,,,- feet bu f fe -,a with a > e fm 3 root <br />high of tallef and ..lan4 sefeefiiiig .,ho lots e to be 1-.aeke,-1 to the <br />^,t0,-;^1 or ^elle^*^, A berm or berm/hedge opaque feature, at <br />least six (6) feet in height at the time of installation, measured from <br />the finished floor elevation of the proposed adjacent residential <br />structure. The berm shall be constructed with a slope not greater <br />than thirty-three (33) percent. and the „1^rt c hedge S11t <br />UJ <br />be.,f ., LJYe :1,1.:x:'.... :n ..... .........ewt.e e...,.......,., ,...... .......,. ..., at <br />leasttwentyf ,,,- (24) ehos i height ..,ho„ plante wi l.1,,. ing <br />}�� 1�. 7 � IIZll� <br />C�Ze height of the bef Tlfeaeh si*4ff years. <br />Se-oo,-,ing foliage must r .,. uee a ohal s n be of the t.cp.e <br />ill uI1llZllJZll�lIV {., 1/ V <br />that will rill ; at ground level at atttf t -. Adequate irrigation <br />shall be provided together with maintenance provisions by a <br />homeowner's association. <br />E b. A solid wall, at least six (6) feet in height, above the mean average <br />elevation of the sites. Where walls are used, canopy trees shall be <br />installed at least 7 feet from the face of the wall, and understory <br />trees shall be installed at least 5 feet from the face of the wall. <br />Required understory trees and shrubs shall be located on the side <br />of the wall facing the arterial or collector. <br />d: c. The planning and zoning commission may require or approve <br />additional or alternative provisions as warranted by special <br />circumstances, including the existence and preservation of existing <br />vegetation. <br />Coding: Words int.-ak� type are deletions from existing law. Words underlined are additions <br />