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    Zoning compliance for ADA components

    I was wondering how other cities and towns regulate setback requirements when it comes to items like handicapped ramps. Specifically, do you require them to seek Variances if they exceed the building setback?

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    In my small towns I have always ignored them. They are necessary, they are temporary. Not to say that it should not be in the code as a permitted yard encroachment.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    In my small towns I have always ignored them. They are necessary, they are temporary. Not to say that it should not be in the code as a permitted yard encroachment.
    Dittos. They are necessary access structures and are permitted obstructions.

    Just don't let them encroach onto sidewalks/drives etc.
    Last edited by mendelman; 09 Apr 2009 at 4:13 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Everywhere I've worked, they've been allowed within setbacks. No good city attorney want to fight that lawsuit.

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    We allow them in setbacks.

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