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Yes. If you intend to widen your driveway past the width of your garage, you will need Planning Commission approval before the Building Department may issue you a building permit.
In order to appear before the Planning Commission, you must submit 12 copies of the following items:
You must also submit a check for $35 made payable to the City of Berea.
The 12 copies are distributed to the 7 members of the Planning Commission:
No. Section 751.04(b) of the Traffic Code requires that Planning Commission approval widening a driveway past the width of the garage. Specifically, 751.04(b) states: “For the purposes of this section, a driveway is limited to the width of the garage extending to the public right of way. Any further extensions of the parking area must be approved by the Municipal Planning Commission.”
Because this approval is not a variance, you may obtain your building permit immediately after Planning Commission approval. Once you have your building permit you can begin construction. Please note, you will need to schedule a pre‐pour inspection once the forms are in place and before any concrete is poured.
You will also need to schedule a final inspection once the driveway is complete.