This topic has come up before and I read Andy Engelâ€™s excellent article on Driveways in FHB#118. Iâ€™d like to poll breaktimers on it again.
Am laying out a detached garage with a side entry. The location will be determined by suitable turning radius from driveway. The further the garage moves away from the property line, the more it takes up of yard space on the other side. So the goal is to optimize, rather than minimize the radius.
Lets say you have driven into the driveway, which is parallel to the property line, and at the required zoning offset. You need to turn right 90 degrees, into one of two, three or even four bays. How far should the garage doors be to provide a comfortable and reasonable turn in to the garage for most residential vehicles? Lets say weâ€™ll measure that distance from the left or outer edge of pavement, i.e. the one away from the garage doors.
Andyâ€™s article says you need a minimum radius of 17â€™. Another person says 24â€™.