1107.14  DRIVEWAYS.
   (a)   A private driveway may be used to provide vehicular access to no more than four single family detached dwelling units. The Planning Commission may require passing lanes, turnarounds, and overhead and width clearances as necessary to accommodate fire and emergency vehicles. A homeowner's association shall be formed to provide for the long term maintenance of any private access way. Common driveways shall have a maintenance agreement acceptable to the Planning Commission. Any driveway serving more than four (4) single-family dwelling units shall be considered a street and shall be designed and constructed according to these Regulations.
   (b)   Access roads or vehicular ways within subdivisions containing single-family attached dwelling units or multi-family dwellings shall be considered streets and designed and constructed according to these Regulations.
   (c)   A driveway permit or letter indicating the access point as approved shall be obtained from the office of the Engineer or Ohio Department of Transportation. Proof of such permit shall be submitted with the final plat, or plat dedication shall include a statement requiring all lot owners to apply for a driveway permit prior to development.
   (d)   When adequate frontage is available on a nonlimited access highway, two driveways to a property used for a single purpose may be permitted.
   (e)   Driveways shall have a maximum grade of (15) percent. Driveways and curb cuts shall be located not less than three (3) feet from the side lot line. Curb cuts for straight curbs and the flare for rolled curbs shall be three (3) feet wider than the driveway on each side. The subdivider or developer shall place the approved drainage structures under intersecting driveways when required. Driveways shall be designed so as to drain onto the roadside ditch and not onto the roadway surface.
   (f)   A two car driveway is required for new single family dwellings.
 
TABLE 4-7 REQUIRED DRIVEWAY DIMENSIONS
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL
Minimum Width
10
15
20
Maximum Width
25
40
40
Turn Radius Minimum
10
15
25
Turn Radius Maximum
25
50
50
Minimum Angle
of Intersection
45
45
45
   *  The minimum width of commercial driveways is intended to apply to one-way operation. In high-pedestrian activity areas, such as in a business district or in the same block with an auditorium, school or library, the maximum basic width should be 30 feet. The width is intended to be measured along the right-of-way line. The maximum radius for major generator driveways should be much higher than the values shown. Minimum acute angle is measured from edge of pavement, and generally based on one-way operation. For two-way driveways, and in high pedestrian activity areas, the minimum angle should be 70 degrees.