1161.27  DRIVEWAYS ARE GOVERNED BY THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS.
   Driveways may not exceed twenty-four (24) feet in width and must be of equal  width from the traveled portion of the public or private road right of way to the terminus of the improved area.
   (a)   In all residential zoning districts (R-1, R-2, R-3, R-3A and R-4) driveways shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the total required front yard on the lot.
   (b)   An applicant may seek a variance from the City of Kent Board of Zoning Appeals to install or alter a driveway not in conformance with Section 1161.27(a) and/or (b).
   (c)   An applicant may seek a zoning permit from the Community Development Department if the applicant is only seeking to expand the width of the driveway at the terminus only in order to service a multi-car garage.
   (d)   In R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts only, an applicant may seek a zoning permit from the Community Development Department if the applicant is only seeking to install a “bump-out” or “turn-around” in the applicant’s driveway.
   (e)   The Community Development Department is not obligated to grant such a zoning permit requested under Section 1161.27(c) or (d) and shall review applications in accordance with any standards set forth by the Community Development Director.  If an application is denied, the applicant may seek a variance from the City of Kent Board of Zoning Appeals.
(Ord. 2013-80. Passed 8-21-13.)