Landscape Calculator Worksheet

  • Landscaping Worksheet

The following commercial site plans require the following landscape calculation worksheet: New Construction, Building Addition, New or Expanded Parking Lots and New Landscape Plans. If the following sheet is not attached to the site plan application, then the application will not be considered complete and will not be review. Please note, Microsoft Office Excel is required to be installed in order to open the worksheet. No other spread sheet programs are guaranteed to work with the worksheet. If there are any problems with the worksheet, please feel free to contact the Planning and Development staff.
Landscape Calculation Worksheet 

To the right is an example of the first page of the Landscaping Calculator. 

- First enter your square foot for each section.

- The landscaping calculator will calculate the amount of "points" required for landscaping in each section.
 
- Next you will enter which type of plants into each section that includes size and quantity.

- You will see how many points you have for that section, and the bottom will indicate if you meet the point requirement.

- Do this for each section before submitting the site plan.

- Each section has a row labeled "This requirement shall be shown on the submitted site plan in" with a color. When submitting the site plan, please use the indicated color for each section.
Sample Calculator
Below are examples of landscaping points, installation sizes, and examples of plant species that are acceptable when constructing landscaping site plans. The table below is how the landscaping calculator calculates point totals and gives an idea of options available for selecting plants for different locations. 
point table

Landscaping Samples

To the right is a sample of how street frontage can be organized for landscaping. The number of street trees should be at least 1 tree for every 50 feet of street frontage. Each tree should be at least 10 feet from any above ground objects and should be 50 feet from an intersection. The unpaved portion of the public right away should be sodded with salt tolerant grass. Any planting on public land in the village should be guided by Chapter 90 of the Code.


Street frontage landscaping

To the right is a sample for hard and gravel surfaced areas for landscaping. Within industrial zones there needs to be 100 points of landscaping planted for each 2,500 square feet of hard and gravel surfaced area. All other zones there needs to be 100 points of landscaping planted for every 1,500 square feet of hard and gravel surfaced area. Plants required under this section should be in landscaped islands within the area or within 15 feet of edges. 


Hard surface sample

To the right is a sample building foundation landscaping example. Within industrial zones there must be 100 points of landscaping for each 50 lineal feet of exterior building wall. All other zones there must be 100 points of landscaping planted for each 75 lineal feet of exterior building wall. Plants need to be installed within 20 feet of the building foundation and not include deciduous trees.


Building foundation sample

To the right is a sample bufferyard landscaping example. A bufferyard shall be provided if required for a particular land use listed in Article 4 but is not always required for a landscape plan. When required, a bufferyard should have a minimum width of 25 feet unless reduced by the plan approval authority. Bufferyard’s cannot include building, parking lot, loading area, motor vehicle circulation area, trash storage area, or outdoor storage area. Landscaping within bufferyards shall be selected, positioned, and planted in sufficient quantities. Bufferyard landscaping does not count towards any other frontage, hard or gravel surfaced area, or building foundation.


bufferyard sample

To the right is a sample general yard area landscaping example. In industrial zones there must be 100 points of landscaping planted for every 4,000 square feet of total lot area. In all other zones there needs to be 100 points of landscaping planted for each 2,500 square feet of total lot area. Landscaping required for general areas should be positioned for maximum visual impact.


General yard area landscaping sample

To the right is a complete picture landscaping example when adding all aspects of the landscaping plan. Note that the bufferyard at the top of the image is not required in most cases. Green space in the landscaping plan not used for plantings shall be graded and sodded or seeded. Natural mulch is acceptable but should be installed so it does not erode, fall, be plowed, or otherwise transported into another solid area.


Complete landscaping sample