and remodel. we are lucky since out house is offset on the lot
and we can add a couple of rooms there. However it seems that
the building rules require us to keep 75% of the walls if we
dont want to be pushed into the new set of rules that require
2 parking spaces which means we'll lose a lot of the space
we add in the bigger garage. The 75% applies to the perimeter
of the house, which means that even if we keep the exterior walls
and use them as interior walls, it wouldn't count. This sounds
extremely unreasonable and will push us into considering a
2-story construction which is not necessarily the best thing
for the neighborhood. Also I have heard 2-story permits
take forever to get. I was wondering if other people have
gone through this process and if they can give me their
impressions/experiences. Perhaps not enough people attend
the city council meetings and provide feedback. I have attended
a few but with kids and a job I barely have the time. Its
completely understandable to make rules that maintain privacy
and neighborhood character but mandating 2 car garages seems
to go too far.
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