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Accessory Dwelling Units

3 days ago
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
August 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Rent the Backyard plans to help homeowners build and rent a coach houses in their backyards and split the rent with them.
TechCrunch
July 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
Spirited protests weren't enough to stop the Montgomery County Council from allowing accessory dwelling units (ADU) in parts of the county.
Bethesda Magazine
July 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
On Tuesday night, the City Council of Berkeley, Calif., unanimously voted to ban natural gas infrastructure from new buildings starting next year, the first city in the U.S. to pass such an ordinance. Fifty cities in the state could be next.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Montgomery County Council is preparing to vote on an amendment that would loosen restrictions on the controversial building type known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
WAMU
July 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle is the latest in a series of cities, states, and counties to alter the landscape of land use regulation by approving what the Sightline Institute describes as the "most progressive" ADU policy in the United States.
Sightline Institute
June 19, 2019, 10am PDT
Legislation approved this week finally brings the city of San Francisco up to date with state laws approved in 2016.
San Francisco Public Press
June 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A sweeping reform of Seattle's current accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules is currently underway. Proposed legislation sets the stage for an ADU boom to potentially match Vancouver and Portland.
The Urbanist
May 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Is this a two-birds-with-one-stone situation?
The Seattle Times
May 24, 2019, 8am PDT
Against opposition, the town of Durango, Colorado has successfully found a way to permit accessory dwelling units and legalize those that already existed under the radar.
CityLab
May 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats of mother-in-law units, are gaining popularity all over the country.
Reuters
May 10, 2019, 10am PDT
One benefit of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) could be less mansionization of oversized single-family homes.
Curbed Seattle
May 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Easing ADU regulations has led to some new construction in the Twin Cities, but the additional units have made a small dent in the area’s affordable housing problem.
MinnPost
March 28, 2019, 7am PDT
As Montgomery County, Maryland considers a new law to allow more development of accessory dwelling units. The devil is in the details.
Bethesda Magazine
March 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Architect Larry Kearns argues that re-legalizing accessory dwelling units in Chicago could do a lot to promote affordable housing and economic diversity.
Chicago Cityscape
March 6, 2019, 10am PST
Tacoma, Washington, a city of over 200,000 residents in the Pacific Northwest, is making room for more.
The Urbanist
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute
January 22, 2019, 11am PST
Accessory dwelling units should be easier to build in California, but the process is still slow and complicated in many cities, say housing advocates.
The Mercury News
January 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Minneapolis is setting a bold example by ending single-family zoning, but chances are a similar change won’t be coming to Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly