Hermiston is located on US 395 in northeastern Oregon.
It is roughly 180 east of downtown Portland and 30 miles south of Kennewick, Washington.
The preservation, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, typical organic ground covers, and lawns that are compatible with this section.
HID has discontinued diverting water from the Umatilla River at the Maxwell Diversion.
WHEREAS, the Hermiston City Council created the Community Enhancement Committee and empowered said committee to research and propose programs for the beautification, rehabilitation, and enhancement of the city’s livability; and WHEREAS, the Hermiston Planning Commission held a public hearing on to receive public testimony and consider the amendment of Title XV §157 of the Hermiston Code of Ordinances through the adoption of a landscape ordinance; and WHEREAS, the Hermiston City Council held a public hearing on to receive public testimony and consider the amendment of Title XV §157 of the Hermiston Code of Ordinances through the adoption of a landscape ordinance; and WHEREAS, notice of the planning commission and city council hearings was provided to the Department of Land Conservation and Development and published in a newspaper of general circulation in accordance with statutory requirements and local ordinance requirements for notice of legislative amendments; and WHEREAS, a staff report on the proposed amendments was available seven days prior to the .
The purpose of the landscape requirement is to promote community health, safety and welfare by protecting natural vegetation, promoting the city’s unique climate, creating vibrant, attractive streetscapes, and setting development standards for landscaping.
“Coverage” is measured based on the size of plants at maturity or after one year of growth, whichever comes sooner. All landscaping shall be installed concurrently with development to provide erosion control, visual interest, buffering, privacy, open space and pathway identification, shading and wind buffering, based on the following standards: (a) . Landscaping shall provide visual screening and privacy within side and rear yards while leaving front yards and building entrances mostly visible for security purposes.
Landscape improvements shall be designed with orientation to be visible from adjacent streets to enhance curb appeal. Use shrubs and trees as wind breaks, as appropriate. Define internal pedestrian pathways and open space areas with landscape materials.