ORDINANCE NO. 971348
Amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances of the City of
Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 56-112, Sidewalks, driveways and
parking spaces, and enacting in lieu thereof one section of like number and
subject matter requiring gravel driveways to be properly maintained.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances of
the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section
56-112, Sidewalks, driveways and parking spaces and enacting one new section to
read as follows:
Sec. 56-112. Sidewalks, driveways and parking
(a) Private sidewalks shall be maintained to provide
for safe passage of pedestrians. The sidewalk must be free of tripping hazards
like displaced cracks and holes. Isolated, single steps, when present in
sidewalks, shall have risers at least four inches in height, but less than 8.25
inches. Private sidewalks shall be constructed of asphaltic or Portland cement
concrete, bricks, flat rocks, blocks, treated lumber, gravel, crushed rock and
wood chips; provided, however, if gravel, crushed rock or wood chips are used
as construction material, such material shall be held in place with barriers
along the edge.
(b) Private driveways and parking spaces shall be
constructed in accordance with section 52-35. Driveways and parking spaces must
be maintained so as to prevent the tracking of mud onto the public right-of-way
and the generation of dust. Driveways, or portions thereof, that also serve as
pedestrian ways from the public right-of-way to the building entrance must
comply with the requirements given in subsection (a) of this section for
(c) For driveways and parking spaces excluded by
section 52-35, the minimum acceptable surface material is crushed rock.
Existing crushed rock driveways allowed by section 52-35 must be maintained by
periodically adding crushed rock. A properly maintained driveway and parking
space surface will not have vegetation growing through it and/or will not be
fully or partially covered with dirt.
(d) Cracks of one-inch width or greater in paved
driveways shall be patched with concrete, asphalt or other material designed
and marketed for this purpose. Paved surfaces shall not be allowed to
degenerate to a point where there is loose gravel, broken up pavement or
(e) Nothing in this section is intended to prohibit
existing ribbon driveways.
Approved as to form and
Assistant City Attorney