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The objective, with the creation and enforcement of landscape regulations, is to improve the appearance of setback and yard areas in conjunction with the development of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, including off-street vehicular parking and open-lots for sales and service. The goal is to protect and preserve the appearance, character, and value of the surrounding neighborhoods. Thus, promoting the general welfare by providing minimum standards for the installation and maintenance of landscaping.


 The provisions of this Ordinance are minimum standards which may be increased in accordance with community guidelines, as well as aesthetic criteria and input given by the Site Plan Review and Appearance Board and the Historic Preservation Board. Additional landscape requirements may be required for certain zoning districts and roadways as provided for elsewhere in the Land Development Regulations linked below.


When it comes to planning for Delray's landscaping future, please reference the city's Comprehensive plan linked in the image below. 

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Guidelines for beach property owners can be found in the City's Beach Property Owners Design Manual, linked to the image below.