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A. Purpose. This section contains regulations requiring adequate levels of outdoor lighting while minimizing light spillover onto adjacent properties

B. Applicability. All outdoor lighting is subject to the requirements of this section. Where a proposed development is subject to Type I, Type II, or Type III review, the approval authority may require specific lighting levels or limit lighting as a condition of approval to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

C. Standards. As a guideline, lighting levels shall be no greater than necessary to provide for pedestrian safety, property/business identification, and crime prevention. All outdoor lighting, except streetlights, shall comply with the following standards.

1. Arrange and install artificial lighting so there is no direct illumination onto adjacent residential properties.

2. Provide light poles no greater than 14 feet in height for pedestrian facilities. (Pedestal- or bollard-style lighting is an alternative method for illuminating walkways located inside a development but not located in a public street right-of-way.)

3. Where a light standard is placed over a sidewalk or walkway, maintain a minimum vertical clearance of eight feet.

4. Install light fixtures where they will not obstruct public ways, driveways, or walkways. Where a light standard must be placed within a walkway, maintain an unobstructed pedestrian through zone per Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.

5. Except as permitted for signs, direct outdoor light fixtures downward and have full shielding to minimize excessive light spillover onto adjacent properties.

6. For streetlight requirements, see subsection 18.4.6.040.D.18.

D. Maintenance. Outdoor lighting shall be maintained in good condition, or otherwise replaced by the property owner.

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