Accessory Dwelling Units

    Approved ordinance July 7, 2014

    Changes to the City’s zoning code allowing for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in R-2 zoned areas were approved by City Council on July 7, 2014. An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a secondary dwelling unit created on a lot with a principal one-family dwelling, and is subordinate to the principal dwelling. Accessory dwellings may be attached to the principal dwelling, or built as a detached structure. An example of an attached ADU may be a basement apartment; a detached example would be a unit above a detached garage. These changes do NOT apply to properties in the East Campus and Benton-Stephens neighborhoods.

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