Now that the warm weather is here you might be thinking about starting home renovation projects, like building a garage, deck or even widening an existing driveway for parking.
Extended front driveways often impact pedestrian safety and can prevent street parking, leaving visitors to your community without a place to park. In addition, they prevent front of home landscaping opportunities. Landscaping is an integral function of a community because it supports proper water drainage, helps replenish ground water which supports the maintenance of trees, and helps prevent increased temperatures in cities. As well, landscaping allows The City and its partners easier access to utility right of ways. Extending your driveway requires a permit and installing a hard surface along the entire front of your property is prohibited in many cases by City policies and bylaws.
Before you begin or hire a licensed contractor call 403-268-5311 to speak with the City’s Planning Services Call Centre. They are available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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