ToC
25-632

Driveway and curb cut regulations in lower density growth management areas

The provisions of this Section shall apply to all zoning lots with buildings containing residences within all lower density growth management areas, except that these provisions shall not apply to any zoning lot occupied by only one single-family detached residence with at least 60 feet of frontage along one street and, for such residences on corner lots, with at least 60 feet of frontage along two streets.

(a)        For zoning lots with less than 33 feet of frontage along a street, only one curb cut, having a maximum width, including splays, of 10 feet, shall be permitted.

(b)        For zoning lots with at least 33 feet of frontage along a street, multiple curb cuts are permitted. The maximum width of a curb cut serving a driveway 12 feet or less in width shall be 10 feet, including splays. Driveways wider than 12 feet at any point within a front yard shall be accessed by a single curb cut with a minimum width of 17 feet and a maximum width, including splays, of 18 feet.

(c)        The center line of each curb cut shall be coincident with the center line of the driveway that it serves.

(d)        All driveways shall be located at least 13 feet from any other driveway on the same or adjoining zoning lots. However, driveways may be paired with other driveways on adjoining zoning lots provided the aggregate width of such paired driveways, including any space between them, does not exceed 20 feet.

(e)        All zoning lots with buildings containing residences shall maintain a minimum distance of 16 feet of uninterrupted curb space between all curb cuts constructed after June 30, 1989.

(f)        The requirements of paragraphs (d) and (e) of this Section may be waived where the Commissioner of Buildings certifies that, due to the location of driveways and curb cuts on adjacent zoning lots, there is no way to locate the driveways and curb cuts in compliance with this requirement of this Section, and that at least 16 feet of uninterrupted curb space is maintained along the street in front of the zoning lot.

(g)        For multiple buildings on a single zoning lot, access to all parking spaces shall be provided entirely on the same zoning lot.

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