I need 100 citations from US and Canadian city governments that supports the planting, placement and locating of trees in commercial districts in a manner that preserves the visibility of existing storefronts and storefront signage. These citations are found in publications by cities known as, "Master Plan", "Streetscape Guidelines", "Revitalization Plan", "Streetscape Standards", "Design Manual", "Design Guidelines", "Streetscape Plan", "Downtown Area Study", "Retail Plan", "Retail Enhancement Study" and many other titles.
Here are some example citations:
"Plant materials should be in scale and compatible with the adjacent land uses and buildings. Plant materials and landscaped areas should be used to enhance the appearance of structures, define site functions and edges, and screen undesirable views, while also allowing visibility of retail frontages."
- City of Emeryville Streetscape Design Guidelines
“There are many factors to consider in laying out a streetscape. Existing elements such as curb cuts, trees, storefronts and signage significantly influence the final layout.”
- City and County of Denver Streetscape Design Manual
“Storefronts and signs are designed for the automobile (35 miles per hour) and not the pedestrian (three miles per hour). Careful selection of tree species should be done to ensure that storefronts are visible from the street. Management of the public realm should provide an attractive foreground for retail that complements the visibility and appeal of the storefronts.”
- Arlington County Retail Plan
“Strategically placed trees enhance the pedestrian experience without blocking retail windows or signage.”
- Oklahoma City Park Avenue Retail Enhancement Study
Your citations must include the page of the publication it is derived from.
I'm delivering a speech on why cities need to respect the existing visibility of storefronts and storefront signage when re-configuring their downtown streets with with new landscape ideas and trees. Your citations will be printed out and distributed to the 1200 people in the audience. Your examples will point out how cities are currently addressing the issue of respecting existing site lines and visibility of storefronts, store windows and their signage through their city ordinances, city plans and tree planting guidelines. You must deliver the completed project within 72 hours of your acceptance for submission to my graphic artist who will incorporate your quotations into the audience handout.