It is the desire of the City of Sioux Falls to encourage development which is environmentally sensitive, socially responsive, as well as aesthetically pleasing. To assist in these objectives, a minimum standard for a landscaped setback is prescribed, and landscape features are implemented to minimize the adverse effects commonly incidental to higher density residential, commercial and industrial property improvements. Under no circumstances is the use of artificial plantings acceptable to meet the requirements of this ordinance.
The landscape standards establish minimum plant materials, including groundcover and trees. Landscape standards also include requirements for screening of parking lots and trash and recycling dumpsters.
Similar requirements are also applied to the boulevard (Right-of-Way).