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The location, width and number of driveways serving off-street parking facilities shall be planned in such a manner as to interfere as little as possible with the use of adjacent property and the flow of traffic on the street system.
(a) Driveways/parking for One-Family and Two-Family Dwellings. Driveways and associated off-street parking areas shall be provided for residences in accordance with the following standards:
(1) Driveway/parking shall consist of an improved surface of concrete, asphalt or brick.
(2) Driveway/parking shall not cover more than fourteen percent (14%) of an entire lot nor shall they cover more than thirty-five percent (35%) of front yard.
(3) Driveway/parking shall be located in accordance with the following regulations and Section 1221.11(b):
A. The location shall be approved by the Engineering Department.
B. The location may be in a required front, side or rear yard in accordance with the following regulations:
a. Vehicles shall not be parked:
i. On lawns or other unpaved areas.
ii. Where they extend over any portion of a lot line or public sidewalk.
iii. Within an unobstructed sight zone.
b. The location of parking areas shall typically be in front of and not wider than the garage for the residence with the maximum width of the driveway limited to 20 feet when not within 25 feet of the garage.
c. The rear yard shall not be paved for parking unless it is also the location of a garage.
d. Ancillary parking is permitted on circular driveways and/or on parking pads adjacent to driveways.
i. Parking pads shall not be located within side yard setbacks.
ii. Parking pads are limited to one per property for a maximum of two vehicles,
(b) Illustrative Driveway/Parking Layouts.
(1) Driveway/parking-examples of permitted layouts.
(2) Driveway/parking - examples of layouts that are not permitted.
(c) Driveways for Uses Other than One-Family and Two-Family Dwellings. Driveways to parking areas shall be provided for all permitted uses according to the standards set forth in the following schedule:
Number of Drives
Center Line of
Access Drive to
Right of Way at Nearest
Between Center line
of Drives (ii)
19 or less
20 to 59
60 to 299
300 to 999
100 to 2999
3000 and over
200 between 2 four-lane drives
100 between all other drives
(i) The Planning Commission may require these distances to be increased in order to minimize interference with the flow of traffic on dedicated streets.
The Commission may permit a decrease in the required distances if in the opinion of the Commission such decrease will not unduly interfere with the flow of traffic on dedicated streets.
(ii) At least four of the required lanes shall be provided on one divided drive.
Access drives to parking areas of 1,000 - 2,999 spaces shall extend into the parking facility a distance of not less than 100 feet from the planned street right of way with a solid curb or other barrier on each side of the drive.
Access drives to parking areas of more than 3,000 spaces shall extend into the parking facility a distance of not less than 150 feet from the planned street right of way with a solid curb or other barrier on each side of the drive.
Parking facilities shall be designed so that all vehicles may be driven forward into the street. This provision shall apply to all permitted uses in all use districts except for one-family and two-family dwellings located on local residential streets. One- family and two-family dwellings located on streets designated as major streets or arterial streets as shown on the City Thoroughfare Plan or Guide Plan shall comply with this provision.
The width of driveways to parking areas measured at the street property line (right of way) shall not exceed four lanes in width and shall conform to the following schedule. In the case of a four-lane drive, the lanes shall be designed as two adjacent entrance and exit lanes divided by a barrier a minimum of six feet wide.
Width of Driveway
Number of Lanes
(iii) Plus a minimum six-foot divider.
In Executive Office Park Districts there shall be no more than two access drives to a public street per twelve-acre development area.
(Ord. 2015-71. Passed 6-18-15.)