[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Paso as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Permit and Construction Standards
Article II Approach for New Improvements
[Adopted as Ch. 12.08 of the 1979 Code]
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507; 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
No person, firm or corporation shall construct a driveway for vehicles across any sidewalk in the City without having first obtained a permit therefor.
No driveway shall be so constructed or graded as to leave a step, sharp depression or other obstruction in the sidewalk. The grade shall be as nearly as possible the same as that of the adjoining sidewalk. It is unlawful to have the surface finish of any driveway where the same crosses the sidewalk constructed of such materials as to render it slippery and hazardous to pedestrians, or to have the grade of such portion vary from the grade of the sidewalk, or be other than level.
Driveways across sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete or of such other materials as may be approved by the Council.
It shall be the duty of the person maintaining a driveway to keep the same in good repair where it crosses the sidewalk, and free from obstruction and openings.
[Adopted 1999 by Ord. No. 742 (Ch. 15.12 of the 1979 Code)]
No building permit shall be issued for newly constructed improvements in accordance with Chapter 315, Zoning, § 315-99, of the El Paso Municipal Code unless the owner agrees to construct a concrete driveway approach from the edge of the paved City street extending along the property owner's real estate through the sidewalk located along the property owner's real estate. In the event no sidewalk exists, the property owner shall construct a concrete driveway approach from the edge of the street to the lot line of the property owner.
This requirement shall apply to newly constructed improvements only and shall not affect presently existing improvements and driveway approaches extending to the same.