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The following design standards apply for the location and design of parking areas for single-family residences, mobile homes, and multiple-family residences of four (4) or less dwelling units:

A. Location. Required off-street parking shall be located on the same lot or parcel as the use it is intended to serve. Parking lots for model homes may be located on an adjacent lot owned by the owner of the model home.

B. Driveways. Driveways and access ways shall be not less than 10 feet wide for one-way traffic, not less than 20 feet wide for two (2) way traffic and not more than 24 feet wide within the public right-of-way, except that a driveway may be up to 32 feet wide at the street curb line, measured along the back of the curb, including the wings or radii.

Driveways accessible by the following arterial or collector streets must provide an adequate on-site turning radius for the types of vehicles that will access the property, such that backing out of the driveway is not required: Shea Boulevard, Fountain Hills Boulevard, Saguaro Boulevard, Palisades Boulevard, Golden Eagle Boulevard, Grande Boulevard, La Montana Drive, El Lago Boulevard (east of Fountain Hills Boulevard), Avenue of the Fountains, Eagle Ridge Drive, Sunridge Drive, Panorama Drive, and Technology Drive.

No more than two (2) driveway entrances per street will be allowed for each individual lot.

C. Covered Parking. A minimum of two (2) covered parking spaces shall be provided per unit.

D. Tandem Parking. Single-family dwellings with dedicated parking associated with the dwelling may utilize tandem parking. In multi-residential developments tandem parking may only be used when parking spaces are assigned for each unit or for parking in addition to the required parking.

E. Slope Requirements. For a distance of 20 feet from the primary structure the driveway shall not exceed a ten percent (10%) slope. In all other locations, driveways shall slope at a minimum of two percent (2%) and at a maximum of eighteen percent (18%).

F. Grade Breaks. Grade breaks and vertical curves shall provide adequate vehicle ground clearance.

G. Minimum Rise. Driveways shall rise to at least seven (7) inches above the gutter-line, within five (5) feet of the curb. Greater rises shall be used where needed to prevent flooding.

H. Wedge Curb Removals. Concrete, asphalt or other materials shall not be placed in the street to improve drive-ability at existing wedge curbs. Wedge curbs shall be removed and replaced using the Town’s standard detail at all three (3) and four (4) unit properties and when desired by the property owner or directed by the Town Engineer.

I. If no driveway access location meeting the above standards is possible, the Town Engineer will designate one (1) driveway access location based on traffic safety and operational needs; the Town Engineer shall require conformance to this section as much as possible. (23-05, Amended, 10/17/2023, Deleted and replaced)