Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Parking & Driveways 9.8 Driveway Access


8. At unsignalized street intersections, no driveway/curb cut shall be located within 200 feet of the intersection on Major Roadways and 100 feet on Minor/Local Streets.

Signalized Intersection

Unsignalized Intersection

D. Driveway Channelization : Adequate driveway channelization is required in order accommodate the operations needs of the development while protecting the functionality of the intersection. Protected driveway channelization assists with traffic organization of entering and exiting traffic while preventing excessive maneuverability and cross-traffic close to the intersection. All developments are required to provide a minimum of fifty feet (50’) of minimum channelization (from the edge of pavement on the intersecting roadway) prior to any internal driveways, cross access or direct parking areas. For larger commercial developments and high-density mixed-use developments, a minimum of one- hundred feet (100’) will be required. Driveways that are served by a signalized intersection, a minimum of two- hundred feet (200’) of protected channelization is required or beyond the limits of storage required by the signal, whichever is larger. E. Driveway Vehicle Storage Space : Adequate internal storage space shall be provided for all driveways for all services that required drivers to remain in their vehicles. This may include, but is not limited to, school drop-off and pick-up, banks, ATMs, and drive- thru’s. Specific storage requirements will be made on a case -by-case basis based on the development and services to be provided. At a minimum the following vehicle storage shall be provided. A storage space of twenty- five feet (25’) per vehicle shall be used for passenger vehicles. Type of Service Minimum Storage Capacity Single-Lane Bank/ATM 6 vehicles Multi-Lane Bank/ATM 4 vehicles per lane Full Service Car Wash 12 vehicles Automatic/Multi-Service Car Wash 4 vehicles per lane Food/Drink Services 8 vehicles per lane (measured from the menu/ordering board) Fuel/Gas Pumps

A minimum of 30 feet of storage measured from the island for all pumps

F. Driveway Width: Driveway width measurements pertain to the measurement of the driveway at the sidewalk. At other points in the driveway the width may vary. 1. Single Family Detached Residential Driveways: Driveways on detached single family residential properties shall have a minimum width of 12 feet and shall not exceed a maximum width of 20 feet.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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