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18.30.050 Access Management and Driveways
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A. Driveway Entrances

1. Driveway entrances within the public right-of-way shall be constructed of concrete.

2. On local streets, each multifamily, commercial or industrial property is allowed at least one (1) driveway approach, but may have more if the total width of all driveway approaches on the property does not exceed twenty (20) percent of the length of the real property that fronts the abutting City street.

3. On service streets, collector streets, minor arterial streets, major arterial streets, and highways, driveway approaches and adjoining public streets are subject to the Access Management Plan.

B. Driveway Approach Width

1. Generally

The width of driveway approaches shall comply with the following:

Type of Use

Minimum Width (feet)

Maximum Width (feet)


Single-Family (one-car garage)



Single-Family (two-car garage)



Single-Family (three-car garage)



Two-Family (two, one-car garages)



Two-Family (two, two-car garages)





20% of frontage

(see subsection A.2, above)





With 4-foot raised median between entrance and exit lanes, up to 20% of length of real property abutting City street



One-way inbound lanes


Combined lane width may not exceed total maximum width, above

Outbound lanes






One-way driveway



2. Measuring Driveway Approach

Driveway approaches are measured from back of curb and parallel to the center line of the street at the property lines for two (2) way driveway approaches.

3. Private Access Drives

If a private access drive intersects arterial, industrial, or collector roadways, then the developer or building must provide an outbound left turn, through and right turn lane unless the City Engineer waives the requirement.

C. Corner of Adjacent Property Line Offset

1. Commercial or Industrial Driveway Approaches

All drive approaches near a street intersection will meet Access Management Plan requirements.

2. Minimum Tangent Length

Commercial or industrial driveway approaches shall have a tangent length of at least twelve and one-half (12½) feet. The tangent length is measured between the curb return and the property line extended.

3. Driveway Alignment

Driveways should either be aligned with existing or proposed driveways on the opposite side of the street or offset by a minimum distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet. If a driveway will align with an existing or planned driveway on the opposite side of the street, it should be designed so that its geometrics are compatible with those of the opposing driveway.

D. Turning Radii

Zoning district:

Minimum turning radii:

Industrial (M-1, M-2, M-3)

25 feet

Commercial (N, O, C-1 to C-4, D, TOD, PR, PD), BP

15 feet

E. Common Driveways

Driveways may be shared by adjacent property owners if a common driveway (ingress/egress) easement is filed and on record at the Johnson County Register of Deeds office.

F. Construction on Public Right-of-Way under State Jurisdiction or Control

All construction within right-of-way under the control or jurisdiction of the state of Kansas shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate state agency prior to submittal of the plans to the City of Olathe. Plans submitted to the City of Olathe for review shall reflect all changes or corrections as required by that state agency and also outlined on the approved state permit. (Ord. 17-52 §§ 8, 41, 2017)