This code encourages the use of sustainable agricultural landscaping, including rooftop and edible gardens, for multi-family, commercial, and industrial develoments.
This policy is located within the zoning code, which includes among its purposes to "promote and protect the public health." § 18.01.020.
"The purpose of the section is to encourage … sustainable landscape design" and can help provide "permeable surfaces for storm water management." § 18.40.130.
See reference to sustainable landscape design "contribut[ing] to economic vitality" and "reduc[ing] the need for frequent infrastructure repair." § 18.40.130(a).
"The purpose of this section is to encourage creative and sustainable landscape design that enhances structures, open space areas, streetscapes and parking areas." § 18.40.130(a).
This policy is located in Palo Alto, California Code of Ordinances, Title 18 Zoning, Chapter 18.40 General Standards and Exceptions, Section 18.40.130 Landscaping. History: Ord. 4934 § 3 (part), 2007.