CHAPTER 20. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.*
Article I. General Provisions.
Sec. 20-5-11. Widths of commercial driveways.
The width of a driveway is to be measured along the street side property
line and shall be as follows:
(a) The standard minimum width of a commercial
driveway shall be twenty-four feet. In no case shall the total driveway widths
exceed fifty percent of the frontage of the property served. When more than one
driveway serves a given property, no driveway shall exceed thirty feet in width
and all driveways serving a single parcel shall be separated by an island of
full height curb and gutter not less than twenty-five feet long including any
curb radii or driveway warps.
(b) When property abuts more than one street,
the standard driveway width permitted on each street shall be considered
separately and shall be
governed by the frontage of the property on that
(c) Driveways serving adjoining parcels shall be separated by a
minimum island of full height curb and gutter not less than twenty-five feet
including any curb radii or driveway warps. When required by the director of
public works, a single common driveway serving adjoining parcels shall be
installed rather than two separate driveways serving adjoining
(d) Where the standards set forth in subsections (a), (b) and (c)
above would create an adverse impact on the public street or interfere with the
proper development of a property due to existing structures, unusual shape, or
dimensions of the property, the director of public works may, where such action
would not adversely affect pedestrian and traffic safety or adjacent properties,
modify said standards, but in no case shall the width of a commercial driveway
exceed sixty feet, nor shall the distance between driveways serving a single
parcel be less than twelve feet.
(e) A permit for the construction of a
driveway serving a commercial establishment must be obtained before issuance of
a building permit by the building inspection superintendent. (Ord. No. 1201,
§ 2 (part).)