It goes without saying. We humans have a lot of stuff, and lots of it doesn't belong in our houses. Before man caves, we had……the garage.
But what if you've outgrown your 1,400-foot rancher and you want to build a big garage, 20 x 40, or 800-square feet?
According to an existing ordinance in West Penn, you can't do it, at least, not without getting a variance from the zoning hearing board.
According to the ordinance, an "accessory structure" such as a garage can't be more than 50 percent of the size of the home, or principal structure.