Article 8.16 - Standards for Residential Lot Widths, Alleys, garages and parking in residential districts

.1 Except as specifically provided in the Rural and Transitional districts, detached house types and two-unit attached house types shall be required to have a lot width greater than 50' feet. Developers shall have the option to provide lots widths 50' feet wide or less when alley access allowing on-site parking is provided for detached house types and two-unit attached house types. Further, developers shall also have the option to apply for a conditional district rezoning to create lot widths of 50 feet wide or less without an alley provided it can demonstrated the development can accommodate on-street parking, meet all the provisions of the zoning ordinance including installation of street trees, and demonstrate public services such as trash pick-up can be provided.

.2 Alley access for on-site parking is strongly encouraged for three-unit or more attached house types.

.3 For lots 60 feet wide or less, driveways shall be no more than 14 feet wide as measured along the public street right-of-way for a detached house and two-unit attached house type. For lots wider than 60 feet, driveways shall be no more than 20 feet wide as measured along the public street right-of-way for a detached house and two-unit attached house type. For three or more unit attached house types, driveway width shall not occupy more than 50% of the public street front of a lot as measured along the public street right-of-way.

.4 When front entry garages are used, it is recommended to minimize emphasis on front loaded garages by having a building feature projecting from or flush with the garage, have a column to separate a two-car garage or any other technique as determined by the owner to be appropriate.

.5 Driveways shall extend at least twenty (20) feet from a public right-of-way and public sidewalk easement to prevent on-site residential parking from encroaching into the public right-of-way or easement for a public sidewalk.

.6 On-street parking at lot front, when specifically provided may be counted toward all or part of the parking requirement of a dwelling unit.

.7 Detached garages may only be placed in the established rear yard. Garages for more than two cars must be detached and located in the established rear yard or be attached side or rear loading.

.8 Lots in subdivisions approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance, are exempt from the limitations of.1 through.3, above.

.9 Vehicles used primarily for commercial purposes and with more than two axles are prohibited from parking on streets, in driveways, or on private property in residential districts. This shall not be construed as preventing the temporary parking of delivery trucks, moving vans, and similar vehicles which deliver goods or services.

.10 Provisions for parking unlicensed vehicles in residentially zoned districts shall be as follows:

(a) No more than two (2) motor vehicles that do not have a current, valid license plate and are not fully enclosed in a permanent structure shall be permitted outside on any premises, provided such vehicles are registered to the occupant of the premises or immediate family member of the occupant as the record title of the vehicle.

(b) No unlicensed motor vehicle if not registered to the occupant of the premises or immediate family member of the occupant as the record title owner of the vehicle shall be permitted outside of any premises.

(c) Vehicles described in paragraphs (a) and (b) are not permitted to be located within any established setback or any established side yards which abut a street or any required side yards contained in these regulations or any street right-of-way. If stored in the rear yard, it must be a minimum of five (5) feet off the rear property line.

(d) Vehicles described in paragraphs (a) and (b) are not permitted on vacant or undeveloped parcels.