Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Driveway Widening

March 2014: Council’s approval on driveway widths retains the maximum 50% frontage for parking space, while permitting any extension to the side of the driveway.  Any extension must be interlock or some other landscape material (not asphalt). For narrow townhouse frontages, any addition would be slight.  Keeping 50% in lawn is to protect landscaping, including trees, and to ensure no significant change in run off that could cause excessive water, leading to possible flooding downstream.  It also keeps some area available for snow storage.  Full information on driveway widening will be on the City website once the appeal period is over (about 6 weeks).  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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