1 p.m., March 1)
City council approves wider driveways for suburban homeowners
By Fred Sherwin
homeowners in need of more parking space can now apply
to have their driveways widened after city council approved
the measure on Wednesday.
the new rules homeowners will be allowed to widen their
driveways to a point half as wide as their property lot,
but not more than 1.8 metres in front of the existing
order to maintain the use of existing curbs in managing
storm water runoff, city council added an amendment to
the new regulation which prohibits homeowers who widen
their driveways from removing any portion of the existing
direction will have the effect of maintaining existing
curb cuts to their existing widths, thus directing the
owners of any widened driveways to fan out
the driveway from a narrow (typically, a single-car) driveway
entrance to a double-wide space further inside the property,
explains a city memo.
new bylaw will only impact single family detached homes.
The 50 per cent of existing lot size limit will make it
difficult if not impossible for owners of townhomes and
semi-detached houses to widen their own driveways.
new regulations were passed as an accommodation for families
with two or more cars, but only a single-car garage, and
is meant as a way to get more cars off the street during
the winter months.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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