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Garage/Carport clearance issue

Christine R
5 months ago

Our 1965 house was originally built with a side entry carport but the previous owners turned it into a 2 car garage. There is not enough clearance (20 feet) for 2 cars to swing into the garage. We can only widen driveway by about 2 feet. The garage door has recently broken so we are now deciding what to do. The transition to a garage was done poorly. One suggestion is to turn it back into a carport. What clearance is needed to do that? Was the 20 feet ok back in 1965 but not now? Second suggestion is to turn existing garage into a workshop and put garage behind house. Only problem is due to required set back, driveway would not go straight to garage. It would have to be offset. Would love to hear your ideas.