- Community Development
- Landscaping Resources
All development, residential and commercial, fronting on public or private streets is required to install landscaping in accordance with standards set in Article 23 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code (PDF).
Some landscape sites may require structural soils that meet certain specifications.
Landscaping Design Types
The City has four approved landscaping design types for new development: the three listed below and the traditional design type as detailed in Article 23. The resources listed below provide species types and design guidance.
Fire Safe Resources
- Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes (OSU; 2006)
- Reducing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone
- Firewise Landscaping Checklist
Low Water Resources
- WaterWise Gardening | OSU Extension Service (oregonstate.edu)
- Very Low Water Plants List (City of Ashland)
Native Plant, Pollinator, and Wildlife Habitat Resources
- Southern Oregon Native Pollinator Plants
- AshlandSavesWater.org Species plant listings include: Bee pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds and Hummingbirds.
Location and Placement of Street Trees
Street trees are not permitted in the street right-of-way except in cases where there is a designated planting strip in the right-of-way (e.g. Washington Boulevard).
Intersections (streets, alleys, private driveways)
- No closer than 25 feet from the curb line of intersection of streets or alleys
- No closer than 5 feet from private driveways (measured at the back edge of sidewalk)
- No closer than 5 feet from fire hydrants or utility poles
- No closer than 20 feet
- No closer than 2.5 feet from the face of the curb except at intersections
- Intersections - no closer than 5 feet from the curb corners
Paving / Walkways
- No closer than 2 feet of any permanent hard surface paving or walkway
- Space between the tree and such hard surfaces may be covered by non-permanent hard surfaces such as grates, bricks on sand, paver blocks, cobblestones, etc.
- Sidewalk cuts in concrete for tree planting must be at least 4 by 4 feet to help allow for air and water into the root area
Approved Trees and Spacing
Go to Approved Street and Parking Lot Trees for more information on the recommended and approved street trees, spacing, and those trees which are prohibited or not recommended.