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Supplemental Development Standards

a. Semi-Flush. Garage doors are oriented toward the street. Garage doors must be positioned between 5 and 20 feet behind the front wall plane of the house, extending no more than 40% of the width of the house. No individual garage door may exceed 12 feet in width.

Division 4: PARKING LOCATION AND DESIGN

Section 7.1.4.1 Single-Family and Two-Family

A. Intent

1. The intent of the private residential parking requirements is to minimize the visual impact of street-facing garage doors. 2. Where garage doors can be seen from the street, measures should be taken to reduce the visual impact of the doors. 3. Measures include garage doors set back from the front wall plane, architectural treatments, translucent garage doors, single doors, projecting elements over the garage doors (such as bay windows) and limits on the total number of doors that face the street. 4. Private Residential Parking requirements enhance pedestrian circulation and safety in higher density developments or along high traffic streets. B. Alternative Compliance Findings. The Planning and Zoning Commission may, in accordance with Section 2.8.4.1, approve a modification to the private residential garage parking requirements, subject to the following findings: 2. The approved alternate conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans; 3. The approved alternate does not negatively impact pedestrian circulation and safety based on the density and adjacent street type; 4. Measures are taken to mitigate the visual impact of the garage design; and 1. The approved alternate meets the intent of Section 7.1.4.1;

Figure 7.6 semi-flush garage

b. Recessed. Garage doors are oriented toward the street. Garage doors must be positioned at least 20 feet behind the front wall plane of the house. There is no restriction on garage door width.

Figure 7.7 Recessed Garage

c. Side-Loaded. Garage doors are oriented perpendicular to the front wall plane. Any wall of the garage must be located at least 3 feet behind the front wall plane of the house.

5. The required garage setbacks are met.

C. Residential Garage Parking Requirements

1. Where Residential Garage Parking requirements are applicable, garage placement must match one of the following:

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San Marcos Development Code April 11, 2018

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