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West Hartford, CT Removes ADU Barriers
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Connecticut
Municipal
West Hartford previously permitted ADUs, but the lot must have been double the size of what was required for a particular zone. Additionally, only domestic employees or guests of the primary residence owner were permitted to reside in the ADU. A new ADU ordinance was passed, setting size, material, and parking requirements. The restrictive occupancy requirements were removed... Read More
Seattle, WA Removes Barriers to ADU Development
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Washington
Municipal
Recently enacted zoning legislation that removes significant barriers to ADU development in order to address the city’s housing crisis. The new code removes off-street parking and owner occupancy requirements while also streamlining the approval process for ADU development. Seattle also created a user-friendly website to simplify the process for its residents, connecting homeowners considering ADUs to members of the design and construction community, even addressing the high cost of ADU development through access to low-interest financing.. Read More
SeaTac, WA ADU
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities    
Washington
Municipal
Requires the primary residence or ADU to be occupied by the owner in order to build and rent out an ADU. The city allows for ADUs in order to maximize the use of existing housing stock, improve cost efficiency of existing infrastructure, increase opportunities for homeowners, and provide housing options for a wide range of income and status. Most ADUs are required to meet a maximum of 800 square feet while preexisting ADUs may have up to 45% of the square footage of the primary residence. The code also sets maximum occupancy, height, desig.. Read More
As-of-right ADU in Raleigh, NC
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities    
North Carolina
Municipal
Previously restricted ADU construction to a specific overlay zone, did not allow ADUs as of right in any residential zone, and required residents to petition their neighbors when seeking to develop ADUs on their property. Now, Raleigh allows ADUs as of right in all residential zones without any significant restriction on their construction or subsequent use. This promotes affordable housing and encourages diversity in both housing stock and occupancy... Read More
Norwalk, CT ADU Requirementd
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Connecticut
Municipal
Norwalk sets multiple requirements for ADUs. The primary residence must have been in existence for at least three years and must meet minimum lot area requirements. Additionally, the owner of the property must reside on the premises. The ADU must only have one bedroom, which may be occupied by up to two adults and one child... Read More
Fairfax County, VA ADU
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Virginia
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
ADUs in Fairfax County previously were only permitted in single family detached homes where approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals. The occupant of the main house or ADU was required to be at least 55 years old or have a disability. Only single-family residences are permitted to have an ADU and only interior ADUs are permitted as-of-right. The homeowner must live in one of the units and there must be at least one parking space for the ADU. The ADU can have a maximum of two bedrooms... Read More
Connecticut ADU Bill
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Connecticut
State
Recently passed a bill that promotes development of ADUs. HB 6107 legalizes all ADUs in the state and removes off-street parking requirements. This bill allows ADUs as of right on all properties that contain at least one single-family home. It also lists several restrictions which municipalities are now prohibited from placing on ADU development, including minimum age and occupant relationship requirements... Read More
Chapter 9: Affordable Housing, Article II: Accessory Apartments and Apartment Units
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Zoning    
Massachusetts
Municipal
Seeks to create additional affordable housing through permitting unpermitted existing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and encourage the creation of new ADUs. The ordinance also creates a local chapter of the states 40B, “Comprehensive Permit” program which “encourages the development of low- and moderate-income rental and owner-occupied housing and provides a means for the Board of Appeals to remove local barriers to the creation of affordable housing units.” Additionally, the ordinance commits certain resources in accordance with the towns Com.. Read More
Housing Options Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Density    
Washington
Municipal
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and duplexes are permitted as-of-right in all residential zones in Olympia while cottage houses, triplexes, fourplexes, and townhouses are permitted as-of-right in most residential zones. The city amended its zoning code to encourage infill development in three urban residential areas to prevent urban sprawl... Read More
Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities    
California
State
California’s new legislature reduces impediments on ADUs. Local legislatures may no longer use minimum lot sizes to limit ADU development, eliminates all owner occupancy requirements, prohibits local governments from setting maximum sizes under 850 square feet, renders CC&Rs void where unduly restrictive on ADU development, and requires local governments to create affordable units for various income levels. .. Read More
Accessory Dwelling Units
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Accessory Uses , Healthy Communities    
Maine
Municipal
Allows ADUs to provide additional housing choice for its residents. This code focuses on moderate income housing and requires the owner of the primary dwelling and ADU reside in one of the units, but does not specify the requisite time period. The ADU may not exceed 900 square feet or 35% of the primary dwelling unit size. Biddeford sets moderately strict requirements for stairways, balconies, parking, entrances, exterior materials, lot orientation, and number of occupants... Read More
Affordable Housing
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Comprehensive Planning, Healthy Communities    
Massachusetts
Municipal
Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts Chapter 9, Article II, Accessory Apartments and Apartment Units seeks to create additional affordable housing through permitting unpermitted existing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and encourage the creation of new ADUs. The ordinance also creates a local chapter of the states 40B, “Comprehensive Permit” program which “encourages the development of low- and moderate-income rental and owner-occupied housing and provides a means for the Board of Appeals to remove local barriers to the creation of affordable hous.. Read More
Town of Chili Agricultural Conservation District Ordinance
Date Added: Monday, May 1, 2017
Accessory Uses , Open Space Preservation, Agriculture, Farmland Protection & Preservation    
New York
Municipal
This law was created by the Town Board of Chili, NY, in an effort to protect agricultural lands within the town by creating the Agricultural Conservation District. The law describes: the accessory and conditional uses that are allowed, the dimension requirements for the district, incentive zoning requirements and other miscellaneous requirements needed to set up the district. .. Read More
Town of Blooming Grove Golf & Country Club Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Accessory Uses , Environmental Compliance, Pesticide Management, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Zoning, Drinking Water Protection & Conservation    
New York
Municipal
In 235-25 of the Town Code for the Town of Blooming Grove, the town creates the Golf and Country Club ordinance which sets forth supplementary requirements pertaining to bulk controls, site requirements, parking requirements, buffers, existing buildings, nuisance, clearance of woodlands, turf management and water quality assurances. The ordinance also requires approval by the Town Board for special events and permitted accessory uses... Read More
City of Bainbridge Island Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Zoning    
Washington
Municipal
Chapter 18.89 of Bainbridge Island Municipal Code describes zoning provisions for accessory dwelling units. The law includes provisions for entrances, setback distance from the main residence, and school fees, among other provisions... Read More
Accessory Uses of Land in New York State
Date Added: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Accessory Uses , Local Boards, Zoning    
New York
State
Accessory Uses of Land in New York State, by Jeffery B. Durocher, explains how local communities take different approaches to permitting accessory uses of land, using the test of whether the proposed use is incidental and customary to the primary use of the land. The article also explains that religious and educational uses are usually permitted in residential areas because they contribute to the general welfare... Read More