A. Buffer Areas.

A. Buffer Areas.

Every lot shall reserve a buffer area along and within its perimeter boundaries in accordance with the following:

  1. The buffer area shall be defined as that area within the front, sideline, and back lot line setbacks as specified in the Conway Zoning Ordinance, and 100 feet from the platted right of way of the North-South Road between the extension of the centerline of Barnes Road and the centerline of Depot Road, except as limited in Section "5" below, and setbacks from natural resource (such as from rivers or lakes) shall not apply;
  2. The buffer area shall be vegetated, except for driveways and other features approved by the Board;
  3. The buffer area shall not be used for merchandise display, vehicle parking or storage, or any other use which conflicts with the purpose and standards of this landscaping section;
  4. Driveways shall cross the buffer areas at an angle of 90 degrees +/- 15 degrees to the perimeter boundary;
  5. In the Conway Village Commercial and North Conway Village Commercial districts, the buffer shall not include the area within the front setback. The purpose for this exception is to permit activities related to the primary use within this area, such as outdoor restaurant seating or merchandise display. Such uses shall require Board approval under this chapter, and related site improvements such as additional parking and drainage shall be required; and
  6. In order to mitigate nuisance to abutting residential uses and residentially zoned lands, the Planning Board may increase the buffer depth to as much as fifty (50) feet. The Board may also require additional mitigation (including but not limited to vegetation and fencing) or a combination of mitigation strategies to protect abutting residential properties.