The entrance to a site from the road is being recessed and has a drop off zone in front of it. There is an architectural term for this type of entry. Can anyone help me out with that?
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If it's covered with a roof, I believe the architectural term is "porte-cochère" (from French).
With no roof though, I'm not sure. Colloquially, it would just be called something like "driveway," "drop off area," or "valet parking zone."