Garages, Parking & Driveways

Garage

Each and every dwelling shall provide for an entirely enclosed parking structure under the roof of the principle dwelling, for at least two (2) automobiles, at the time the dwelling is built.

Garages, where possible, shall not be the prominent element of the building, and shall be oriented so that the garage door is not part of the front elevation.   The maximum number of garage doors on a single plane is one double garage door or two single garage doors.  Any additional parallel garage doors  will be recessed from this plane by a minimum of .9m (3 ft).  If there is only one garage door on each plane and each door is a maximum size of nine (9) feet wide by nine (9) feet high, then a two (2) foot stagger is acceptable.  No double garage door shall be wider than eighteen (18) feet and higher than nine (9) feet.  No single garage door shall be higher than ten (10) feet.  When possible, a ten (10) foot overhead door will be recessed from the main garage door by a minimum of three (3) feet.  Garage doors are to be clad to match the detailing of the house.  Garage entry shall be restricted to side entry on Lots 1 to 8 inclusive.

Triple car garages where all garage doors face the front street will only be permitted on lots that have a lot frontage of twenty two metres (22m) or greater unless otherwise approved by consultant.

If additional parking is required, it is encouraged to have the parking  incorporated under the main roof of the house.  Basement parking under the main garage and accessed from the side of the house is acceptable providing all setbacks and site coverage requirements are met.  “Under-house” parking can also be accessed from a rear lane or street according to the City of Kelowna bylaws.  Drive isles to “under-house” parking must be paved to match the main driveway paving.  All drainage requirements must be met for side driveways along with full control of ground water run-off.

Parking

In order to maintain visually pleasing streetscapes and consistency throughout the neighbourhood, all resident vehicular parking is encouraged to be within enclosed garage spaces.  If additional parking is necessary outside of enclosed parking garages, then a maximum of two resident vehicles may be parked in front of the garage door(s) and off of the street.  If the dwelling has a triple car garage (where there is one (1) double garage door and one (1) single garage door with minimum dimensions nine (9) feet wide by eight (8) feet high or three (3) single garage doors with minimum dimensions of nine (9) feet wide by eight (8) feet high, and this parking garage already houses three (3) resident vehicles, then three (3) resident vehicles will be allowed to park in front of the garage doors.  Any street parking shall be guest vehicles only, and then only if there is no parking available on the driveway.

 

Side yard pad parking must be approved by consultant.  Any pad surface will  be paved to match the driveway, and must meet drainage requirements.  Asphalt or gravel will not be permitted.   The paved parking pad is to begin no closer to the street  than the front of the house and must extend back the length of the recreational vehicle.    The area between the front of the parking pad and the street is to be turf pavers (or equivalent of) or a combination of turf and turf pavers (or equivalent of).

Driveways

Driveway access points shall be clearly indicated on the site plan and will be subject to approval by the consultant.

Driveways are to be completed to compliment the exterior building surface material.  Asphalt or loose gravel driveways will not be permitted.  Any drive isle or parking surface on top of a retaining wall must be certified by a soils engineer.

Whether in concrete drive, sidewalk or landscape, all services excluding water isolation valves (sewer inspection chambers, plumbing cleanouts etc) must be housed within an appropriate brooks box and lid.