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    Default Extrending driveway width to proerpty line on both sides, can't find old trhead

    There was a thread about falconridge or somewhere that families are extending the driveway to the full width of the property so that they can park more cars, and the city had some kind of bylaw response to that. Can anyone find that old thread, the newspaper articles, or the city bylaw? My search skills failed me.

    I think the bylaw was something about requiring "soft landscaping" to allow drainage, but it had the benefit of preventing everyone turning their yard into a parking lot.

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    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2826346

    Some info there, but the old thread escapes my search skills also.

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    Ahh uni! I was searching mono

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    Ahh uni! I was searching mono
    i just searched "widen driveway" and it was one of 4 results.
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    Unidriveways! I was searching "monodriveways". Thanks. So what ended up happening? Is there a real bylaw, that cbc article is vague (as expected,).
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    oh and there's the thread while I wasn't looking. Nice, thanks guise!
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    That fucked up place near Canyon Ghettos def let's you do this. I want to say Midnapoor?
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    Bylaws here:

    https://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerk...es/Bylaws.aspx

    Direct link that may or may not work:

    http://publicaccess.calgary.ca/lldm0...ction=Download

    Thing I found with ctrl+f "driveway":

    That portion of a driveway, including a motor vehicle parking stall,
    within 6.0 metres of a public sidewalk, or a curb on a street where
    there is no public sidewalk, must not exceed a width of:
    (a) 6.0 metres where the parcel width is 9.0 metres or less; or
    (b) 7.0 metres where the parcel width is greater than 9.0 metres
    and less than 15.0 metres.
    So there's half an answer. Obviously there's a way around it if there's driveways in town that are wider than 6m and are driveway from side to side. I didn't see anything in the bylaw that allows for exceptions, or how to apply for any kind of exemption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    There was a thread about falconridge or somewhere that families are extending the driveway to the full width of the property so that they can park more cars, and the city had some kind of bylaw response to that. Can anyone find that old thread, the newspaper articles, or the city bylaw? My search skills failed me.

    I think the bylaw was something about requiring "soft landscaping" to allow drainage, but it had the benefit of preventing everyone turning their yard into a parking lot.

    Thanks in advance all your philphans.
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    Appreciate the thread. Looking to widen the driveway at our place about 2-3 ft later this summer.

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    Anyone have a rough cost to turn my two car driveway into a 3 car? Looking to bump it out so i can get a summer car in and out of the garage with out having to shuffle vehicles or park on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKR View Post
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    Bylaws here:

    https://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerk...es/Bylaws.aspx

    Direct link that may or may not work:

    http://publicaccess.calgary.ca/lldm0...ction=Download

    Thing I found with ctrl+f "driveway":



    So there's half an answer. Obviously there's a way around it if there's driveways in town that are wider than 6m and are driveway from side to side. I didn't see anything in the bylaw that allows for exceptions, or how to apply for any kind of exemption.
    put a line exactly at your allowance, the rest is a sidewalk for your disabled family member to safely visit you, or some shit like that
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    put a line exactly at your allowance, the rest is a sidewalk for your disabled family member to safely visit you, or some shit like that
    Yeah, if your driveway is brushed concrete, and the pathway is exposed aggregate, it may count. Although, then you'd need to ensure the RPR showed it that way, and I don't know if those dudes take homeowner suggestions.

    Suspect if your neighbors don't care, and you don't sell the place, you can do whatever you want.
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    You need to break the concrete and then start it back up. Most of the triple garage homes in our neighborhood have a split in the driveway between the single and double garage doors.

    And then most people have filled the gap in with concrete or pavers.

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    I still say that front drive homes look shitty in all their forms. Have no desire to live in a neighborhood where that's the standard. Although, I know not everyone is lucky enough to have escaped these terrible neighborhoods . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I still say that front drive homes look shitty in all their forms. Have no desire to live in a neighborhood where that's the standard. Although, I know not everyone is lucky enough to have escaped these terrible neighborhoods . . . .
    That’s a pretty wide brush to paint with. A unibrush to paint with if you will.

    Front drive is fine if you have a lot big enough to support it nicely.
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    Yeah, if your driveway is brushed concrete, and the pathway is exposed aggregate, it may count. Although, then you'd need to ensure the RPR showed it that way, and I don't know if those dudes take homeowner suggestions.

    Suspect if your neighbors don't care, and you don't sell the place, you can do whatever you want.
    I believe that you are always permitted to put sidewalk blocks down because they're theoretically "removable" and I've seen many people do this in my 'hood. If you had a pro prep the base, this should work fine for everything except a 1-ton rig rocket.
    Also consider adding a gravel trim to either side for an extension. This may qualify you for some horse shit #sustainable #eco credit for eliminating evil evil evil evil grass ("But grass consumes CO2?" "Shut up or I'll murder your family!!!") and calling it "xeriscaping". That's a win win. Mainly for sweet Mother Earth, but still. If you can have that silly Mayor put down a chicken wing long enough to write TreSlo a cheque - that's a W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    That’s a pretty wide brush to paint with. A unibrush to paint with if you will.

    Front drive is fine if you have a lot big enough to support it nicely.
    Front drives are trash, that's the hill I'm going to die on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Front drives are trash, that's the hill I'm going to die on.
    But do you have a front attached garage, rear detached garage, and a pool?
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