Posted: November 08, 2019
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: PW111219-02

Agenda Item Title:

Request from Longbranch Civil Engineering, Inc. for an exception to the driveway width requirement for a townhouse with a setback greater than thirty feet, per the Infrastructure Design Criteria Manual.

Origination Group:
Public Works Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Longbranch Civil Engineering
Staff Contact:
Eric Mack
4404 & 4408 Parkview Dr
Agenda Item Summary:
A request was received in the Engineering Office on October 21, 2019 requesting a forty foot driveway opening. As per the IDCM a shared driveway for townhouses and duplexes with adjoining two or three stall (side-by-side) garages with a setback distance of thirty feet or more is allowed a thirty foot maximum access approach. The builders did not want to wait for an existing drainage easement to be vacated, so they began building and set the townhouses back at a forty three foot setback. This gives plenty of room on the property to maneuver a vehicle out of a garage and be able to get out of a thirty foot wide access approach. City staff agreed that there is no hardship created by having a thirty foot driveway approach over the requested forty foot approach with the face of the garage set back forty three feet behind the property line. Public Works staff recommends denial of the driveway opening exception.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:

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