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Division 3 Landscaping Code Amendments 

 

The City of Thornton is in the process of amending Article V Division 3 of the Development Code to add landscaping requirements which address water efficiency standards for new residential and non-residential developments. The proposed requirements have been drafted in an effort to achieve a 50% reduction in water usage for the applicable developments.

 

The proposed regulations would specifically address new single family residential front yard and common area landscaping, new multi-family residential common area landscaping, and new non-residential common area landscaping. Within these landscape areas, the proposed regulations focus on the reduction of turf and the use of high efficiency irrigation systems. While the proposed regulations create prescribed methods of meeting the desired water savings, the City intends to allow deviations from these methods if similar water savings can be achieved.