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Old 05-28-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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If one wanted to build a carport between the garage and the alley, what is the minimum distance/setback for the carport. In many houses there's about 20-25' behind the garage, so a carport would be only about 6' from the back fence line. Would it make any difference if there was an 8' fence with automatic gate across the drive?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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If your in an HOA I highly doubt they would allow a carport. Need to check w/ your HOA first and the city as well.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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The "standard" single family zoning is 12' shortest distance from the rear property line to the roof support structure and a minimum of 20' of 2 car parking behind the garage door. Assuming your garage door faces an alley. Meaning, the support poles of your carport needs to be behind the 12' line. I mentioned "standard" because many neighborhoods might have a PD or Planned Development where the developer writes their own zoning standards apart front the cities regular zoning classifications. Just call Frisco's Building Inspection department and ask to speak to a Plan Reviewer. And "Mom" has a good point, review your CCRs of your HOA. You will need to get your HOA's blessings prior to this. Arn't cha glad ya bought a house in a HOA (if you did). Here's an idea, tell them you want to built a Porte Cochere. French for Car Port but sounds better.

PS: 8' fence with automatic gate. I can not comment on this one. Once again, call the city about this and suck up to your HOA committee.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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If your in an HOA I highly doubt they would allow a carport. Need to check w/ your HOA first and the city as well.
Ya I agree, since most neighborhoods in Frisco have an HOA. With the neighborhood we're in, if one was even thinking about building a carport, the HOA would be at there door in minutes to stop them...lol!
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Thank g-d Heights Park does not have an HOA though Richardson has some strict building codes. If only people in Richardson paid any attention to them.
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