§ 150.23  GARAGES, CARPORTS, DRIVEWAYS, AND PARKING LOTS.
   (A)   All garages shall be no larger than 28 feet wide and 26 feet deep.  Garages with a seven- or eight-foot door shall not exceed 12 feet in height at the highest point.  Garages with doors higher than eight feet shall not exceed a height greater than four feet higher than the garage door at the garage’s highest point.  Garages can be either frame, brick or stone, aluminum, or a combination of the same and may be attached or semi-attached (by roof breezeway) to the residence.  If detached from the house, the garage must be erected no less than two feet from the side property line and no less than 15 feet from the main structure.  The two feet shall be determined by measurement from the furthest extended point of the garage (example: roof overhang).  Unless located behind rear line of residence, garages must be no nearer the side of a lot than 10% of the average width of the lot by dividing the sum of the maximum and minimum widths of the lot by two.  This section applies to detached or semi-detached garages only.
   (B)   Carports shall be of frame, brick, stone, ornamental metal, or a combination of the same.  A carport shall not exceed ten feet in width and may be attached to a house or a garage.  The side wall away from the house or garage shall not exceed three feet in height.  If there is an end wall, it shall not exceed three feet in height.
   (C)   All driveways or parking lots shall be asphalt, concrete, or hard durable surface approved by the city (no gravel) construction and shall be completed at the time of building the first structure on the lot. Any additions or enlargements to any driveway or parking area in the city shall require a permit from the city. Anyone proposing to add or enlarge their driveway or parking area must submit plans showing the location of the enlargement or addition, which locates those new areas on the lot. In addition, the type of construction, driveway material type, width and location (such as how close to the property line the construction will be) must be part of the application for a permit. The city will make its decision to either grant or deny the permit, based on the following factors.
      (1)   The number of vehicular access points a property line has to the nearest public way.
      (2)   Whether the addition or extension would be in the required front or street side yard.
      (3)   Whether the addition or extension would be an excessive width (over 20 feet).
      (4)   How drainage is dealt with at the front of the driveway.
      (5)   Turn-arounds. pull-offs. or circular driveways in the required front or street side yard are not allowed.
      (6)   How sidewalks are impacted by the addition or extension.
(Ord. G-D5, Series 1997-1998, passed 8-26-97; Am. Ord. G-D4, Series 2005-2006, passed 10-25-05; Am. Ord. G-D3, Series 2011-2012, passed 8-23-11)  Penalty, see § 150.99