1262.07 GARAGES, SINGLE- AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.
   Garages in Single- and Two-Family Residential zones shall properly relate to the public streets by direct vehicular access while maintaining a design and appearance clearly subordinate to the principal building on the lot. Such design shall promote safety, aesthetic quality and vehicular and pedestrian convenience and shall minimize vehicular and pedestrian conflicts, congestion and any deteriorating effects on property values. Additionally, the following standards shall be observed:
   A.    Only one (1) garage structure shall be provided on any lot used for a Single- or Two-Family dwelling.
   B.    Such garage shall be attached to the principal building where a majority of the garages on the same block are also attached, and such garage shall be detached from the principal building where a majority of the garages on the same block are also detached. A variance from this restriction may be granted when the Board of Zoning Appeals determines that a garage of a different type will not adversely affect the use, enjoyment and valuation of properties.
   C.    Doors on all garages shall not face the street except on corner lots or except where a majority of the garage doors on a given block face the street.
Table 1262.07.  Summary of Regulations for Single- and Two-Family Garages
SF1
SF2
SF3
TF
Minimum number of garage spaces
 
2
2
2
3
Maximum number of garage spaces
 
4
3
2
4
Maximum Garage Height
 
Setback 10 Feet = Maximum Height 20 feet Setback 5 Feet = Maximum Height 17 feet Setback 3 Feet = Maximum Height 15 feet
Minimum Garage Setback
Front
n/a - permitted in rear yard only
Corner Side
n/a - permitted in rear yard only
 
Side
5 ft. for SF 1 or 3 ft. or property line if fire-proofed per building code and under 15 feet tall in other districts.
 
Rear
5 ft. for SF 1 or 3 ft. or property line if fire-proofed per building code and under 15 feet tall in other districts.
Maximum square footage
 
800 sq. ft.
700 sq. ft.
600 sq. ft.
800 sq. ft.
   D.    Garages shall meet the height and size requirements of Table 1262.07, Summary of Requirement for Single- and Two-Family Garages, except that where such size would exceed maximum permissible yard coverage, the required garage size shall be limited to that size which results in the maximum permissible lot coverage.
   E.    Garages may be located up to the lot line, but only within the rear and side yard setback, provided the wall of such garage is constructed of fireproof material in accordance with the ordinances of the City of Shaker Heights. Fireproofed garages may be located up to the property line only if fifteen (15) feet tall or less.