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MARCH 21, 2005SHAWNEE PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTESPAGE 63

provisions of the ordinance.  

The site currently has a dense row of mature evergreen trees along the western property line that were planted when the subdivision was originally platted.  These trees are counted toward satisfying the open space tree requirement.  Based usable open space, 12 open space trees are required. The landscape plan indicates a total of 18 additional open space trees (Colorado Blue Spruce, Autumn Blaze Maple, and Spring Snow Crabapple, and Red Cedar) to be planted around the site. These new trees, in combination with the existing trees that will be preserved, exceed minimum open space tree requirements.

The landscape plan also depicts dense shrub plantings to accent the entry drive and the east entrance to the building.  Rows of shrubs are also shown to soften all four foundation walls of the structure.  Shrub species shown on the plan include barberry, burning bush, spirea and globe yews.

In addition, the applicant has provided islands within the parking lots so that more than six percent has been landscaped.  Each of these islands is planted with a snow crabapple tree.  Plant sizes meet minimum caliper and height requirements of the landscape ordinance.

The trash enclosure is shown at the extreme southwest corner of the parking lot, adjacent to the existing landscape easement. This places the enclosure approximately 200 feet from the 83rd Street cul-de-sac.  The landscape plan shows two Colorado blue spruce trees adjacent to the enclosure to further hide its view from the street. Plans indicate the enclosure will be constructed of brick to match the building.

As noted on the plan, all disturbed areas will be sodded in accordance with Shawnee Municipal Code (SMC) 17.57.035.

7.Seven light locations have been shown to light both areas of parking.  An elevation of the pole indicates the height will be 24 feet including the base and the shoebox is equipped with a flat lens so that the bulb does not extend below the fixture.

8.No signage is shown on the building elevations. One sign, not to exceed seven percent of the wall area, would be allowed on the north and east (street) elevations. One monument sign is allowed on each lot in Perimeter Park. A single monument sign is shown at the northeast corner of the building.  The applicant has provided a site profile that indicates the top of the monument is 7 feet above the existing elevation at 83rd Street. The sign face shall not exceed 50 square feet. All signage shall conform to requirements of SMC 5.64 and permits shall be obtained prior to installation of any signage on the site or exterior of the buildings.

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