City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.

Section 495.010 Applicability.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the construction or reconstruction of all driveways and/or curb cuts in the respective zoning districts.

Section 495.020 All Single-Family Residential Districts.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Interior Lots.
1. 
On all lots up to two hundred (200) feet wide at the right-of-way, one (1) driveway not more than thirty (30) feet or thirty-five percent (35%) of lot width, whichever is less, from the right-of-way to the front building line shall be permitted. For radii, the width may be increased by not more than ten (10) feet at the edge of the pavement.
2. 
On all lots in excess of two hundred (200) feet wide at the right-of-way, the following shall apply:
a. 
One (1) driveway not to exceed twenty-four (24) feet in width from the right-of-way to the front setback line. For radii, the width may be increased by not more than ten (10) feet at the edge of pavement.
b. 
Two (2) driveways with an aggregate width from the right-of-way to the front setback line, not to exceed forty-four (44) feet, shall be allowed, provided that a minimum of one hundred (100) feet is required between driveways at the right-of-way. A maximum of ten (10) feet may be added for radii of each driveway at the edge of the pavement.
c. 
A wider driveway may be permitted behind the front setback line to serve three-car garages and turnarounds.
d. 
A circular driveway may be permitted if the pavement width is less than eighteen (18) feet.
B. 
Corner Lots.
1. 
Corner lots may be considered as two (2) interior lots if the width at the right-of-way is greater than two hundred (200) feet on each street in order to allow one (1) driveway on each frontage, provided however, that not more than two (2) driveways shall be allowed per lot.
2. 
On any corner lot, no driveway shall be permitted to be closer than thirty (30) feet to the point of intersection of the right-of-way tangents.

Section 495.030 Commercial, Multi-Family Residential Districts.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Single Entrance And Exit Driveways.
1. 
The minimum width of entrance and exit driveways shall be fourteen (14) feet at the right-of-way.
2. 
The maximum width of entrance driveways shall be eighteen (18) feet at the right-of-way.
3. 
The maximum width of exit driveways shall be twenty-four (24) feet at the right-of-way.
4. 
There shall be a minimum distance of eighty (80) feet between driveways measured at the right-of-way.
5. 
The minimum distance from the point of intersection of the tangents of the right-of-way shall be eighty (80) feet on corner lots.
6. 
All driveways shall be constructed with a minimum radius of twenty (20) feet. The maximum radius shall be forty (40) feet unless it is determined by the Department of Public Works that a larger radius is required to provide adequate turning movements.
B. 
Combined Entrance/Exit Driveways.
1. 
The minimum width of combination entrance/exit driveways shall be twenty-four (24) feet at the right-of-way.
2. 
The maximum width of combination entrance/exit driveways shall be thirty-six (36) feet at the right-of-way, except that the maximum width may be increased to forty-two (42) feet in order to allow one (1) island not to exceed six (6) feet in width between the entrance and exit.
3. 
The minimum distance from the point of intersection of the tangents of the right-of-way shall be one hundred twenty (120) feet.
4. 
The minimum radius for all driveways shall be twenty (20) feet. The maximum radius shall be forty (40) feet unless determined by the Department of Public Works that a larger radius is required to provide adequate turning movements.
5. 
The minimum distance between driveways on the same lot shall be one hundred twenty (120) feet at the right-of-way.

Section 495.040 Industrial Districts (Including Truck Ports).

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
The minimum width of driveways shall be twenty-four (24) feet measured at the right-of-way.
B. 
The maximum width of driveways shall be thirty-six (36) feet measured at the right-of-way.
C. 
The minimum distance from the point of intersection of the right-of-way tangents shall be one hundred fifty (150) feet.
D. 
The minimum distance between two (2) driveways on the same lot shall be two hundred (200) feet measured at the right-of-way.
E. 
The minimum radii for all driveways shall be twenty (20) feet.
Note: The width, number of driveways or radii may be increased or decreased as determined by the Department of Public Works to provide for high traffic volumes or movement of large trucks.

Section 495.050 General Regulations For All Driveways.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
All driveways must be paved with concrete or asphaltic materials.
B. 
Any portion of all driveways in right-of-way shall be paved with concrete.
1. 
Residential driveways shall be a minimum of six (6) inches of concrete within the right-of-way on four (4) inches of compacted aggregate base.
2. 
Commercial and industrial driveways (including multi-family) shall be a minimum of eight (8) inches of concrete within the right-of-way on four (4) inches of compacted aggregate base.
C. 
Residential driveways constructed of concrete shall be a minimum of four (4) inches on four (4) inches of compacted aggregate base on private property.
D. 
Residential driveways constructed of asphaltic materials shall be a minimum of four (4) inches of Type "C" asphalt on six (6) inches of compacted aggregate base on private property.
E. 
Commercial and industrial driveways (including multi-family) constructed of concrete shall be a minimum of eight (8) inches in depth within the right-of-way on four (4) inches of compacted aggregate base and a minimum of six (6) inches in depth on private property on four (4) inches of compacted aggregate base.
F. 
Commercial and industrial driveways (including multi-family) constructed of asphaltic materials shall be a minimum of four (4) inches in depth on six (6) inches of compacted aggregate base on private property.
Exception: Driveways in the "R-1" Single-Family Residential Districts shall be exempt from the surface requirements on private property.