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ADU Development Reaches 'Fever Pitch'

Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats of mother-in-law units, are gaining popularity all over the country.
May 22, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Carey L. Biron surveys the regulatory and market scene and finds widespread interest in accessory dwelling units—from Washington, D.C. to nearby Montgomery County to the West Cost.

Biron describes California as the leader in ADUs, after approving a statewide law in 2017 that legalized the development type all over state.

Biron also notes that some housing advocates and city officials "see granny flats as an opportunity to help low-income communities resist gentrification," citing Denver to highlight the work of West Denver Renaissance Collaborative toward those ends.

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Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Reuters
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