Recent ADU News

Healey’s ADU proposal: small homes, big impact – The Boston Globe

By most accounts, the funding package seems to be moving through the Legislature with little opposition. But the act also includes more than two dozen non-spending policy provisions intended to speed housing construction. Not all of these provisions seem assured of passage, housing advocates and state officials say. Perhaps most prominent among these endangered initiatives is one that would allow homeowners to build small “accessory” dwelling units, known as ADUs, on properties zoned for single-family

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All about ADUs, Part 2

Last month, we featured San-Diego-based architect Lily Robinson, who explained what accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are and the benefits they offer homeowners. In Part 2 of our interview, we’ll explore the design process and the ADU experience.

Q: Tell me about your property and the decision to build the ADU that you now live in?

A: The original house is a 1200-square-foot, single-story, Spanish-style home built in 1926. I bought the property

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Garden City expands ADU size, but tiny home on wheels talks still … – boisedev.com

If you’d like to build an ADU in Garden City, you’ve got some new ground rules to follow.  Garden City City Council is in the final stages of approving a new set of rules governing accessory dwelling units, or mother-in-law suites. The small, secondary homes have become more popular as the Treasure Valley grows and homeowners are looking for options to house family members close by or make extra rental income. These new rules expand

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Add value in your backyard with an ADU

There’s no ignoring the current housing crisis in California. California needs approximately 3.5 million new housing units by 2025, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. Many experts see accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, as a possible solution to this issue by providing additional housing for family members or renters on existing properties. One key step is finding the right partner to craft a sustainable, turnkey home.

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Anne Arundel County Council debates best policies for accessory …

The Anne Arundel County Council refined a new bill Tuesday to relax existing laws around creating accessory dwelling units.

The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Council members Lisa Rodvien, of Annapolis, Allison Pickard, of Glen Burnie, and Julie Hummer, of Laurel, would make it easier for homeowners to create spaces, commonly referred to as secondary suites, accessory apartments and “granny” flats, on the property of a single-family home where another person could live

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Garden City expands ADU size, but tiny home on wheels talks still …

If you’d like to build an ADU in Garden City, you’ve got some new ground rules to follow.

Garden City City Council is in the final stages of approving a new set of rules governing accessory dwelling units, or mother-in-law suites. The small, secondary homes have become more popular as the Treasure Valley grows and homeowners are looking for options to house family members close by or make extra rental

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A Century-Old Neighborhood Provides a Model for the Present Day


I try to be cognizant that I’m writing for an international audience here at Strong Towns. A lot of my idea fodder comes from walks around the city I’ve lived in for the last 11 years, but I fear I can only write so much about Sarasota, Florida, and have it be relevant and interesting to people who don’t live

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Montclair Council To Take Final Vote on Accessory Dwelling Units …

Montclair, NJ – Call it a place for Mom. Or a separate living space for a young adult son or daughter. Or an opportunity to offset Montclair taxes with some rental income. Tonight, Montclair Council will vote to finalize an Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as in-law suites, granny flats or guest houses, come in many shapes (apartments above garages or units that are free

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