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(1) Unless otherwise permitted in this code, driveways abutting an arterial or major collector street that serve a commercial, employment and industrial or multi-unit development shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide.

(2) If five or more lots will share one access connection, the driveway shall be designed and constructed as a private street in accordance with EC 9.6875.

(3) Development sites that will generate 100 or more peak hour vehicular trips in any peak hour per the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Trip Generation shall comply with all of the following:

(a) All driveways shall have a minimum 50-foot internal vehicle stacking area. The internal vehicle stacking area is measured from the back of the sidewalk to centerline of the first internal circulation driveway or parking aisle, and is designed to queue vehicles exiting the development site and to prevent vehicles entering the development site from blocking the flow of traffic on the public street or causing unsafe conflicts with the on-site circulation.

(b) The development site shall provide internal circulation to accommodate emergency and delivery vehicles accessing the development site.

(4) The standard at (3)(a) may be adjusted if consistent with the criteria of EC 9.8030(27).

(Section 9.6703 added by Ordinance No. 20457, enacted March 8, 2010, effective April 10, 2010; amended by Ordinance No. 20528, enacted May 14, 2014, effective June 23, 2014; Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)