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Accessory Dwelling Units

October 12, 2020, 9am PDT
Cities looking to provide incentive for the construction of accessory dwelling units are increasingly released "permit ready plans" to help the cause.
City of Stockton
September 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The ADUniverse website offers pre-approved designs for homeowners who want to add Accessory Dwelling Units on properties in Seattle.
The Urbanist
August 17, 2020, 8am PDT
A few jurisdictions have gone beyond conformity with state law to encourage the construction of accessory dwelling units in the state of California, like in San Diego.
Next City
August 12, 2020, 8am PDT
The Portland Residential Infill Project is expected for approval by the Portland City Council today, culminating a six year process that became more and more ambitious with every iteration.
Sightline Institute
August 3, 2020, 5am PDT
A new report explores the untapped housing opportunities for the region around New York City, and suggests planning tools for adding hundreds of thousands of housing units without building hundreds of thousands of new buildings.
Regional Plan Association
July 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The number of Californians adding Accessory Dwelling Units to residential properties has quickly grown during the pandemic, according to industry sources.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 20, 2020, 9am PDT
DesegregateCT is a growing coalition of groups coalescing behind ideas like Missing Middle Housing and zoning reform as a means to improved housing affordability.
Hartford Courant
June 28, 2020, 5am PDT
For insights into the gentrification of U.S. urban areas, researchers studied high-income buyers of housing in lower-income neighborhoods. To slow gentrification, the housing supply must be boosted, say the researchers.
Urban Institute
May 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Chicago residents will have the option of building coach houses or convection units if a new law passes as written through the Chicago City Council.
Chicago Cityscape
April 29, 2020, 6am PDT
A lot of long-term planning is underway in Washington, D.C.
Urban Turf
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
CNU Public Square
March 19, 2020, 10am PDT
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to introduce legislation that would relax zoning restrictions on coach houses, known widely as accessory dwelling units, in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
March 5, 2020, 6am PST
State legislation would preempt local governments that block the construction of accessory dwelling units, known locally as coach houses, to increase the supply of affordable housing options in the state.
Crain's Chicago Business
January 16, 2020, 10am PST
A model of accessory dwelling unit reform will be under consideration this year in the Washington State Legislature.
Sightline Institute
January 15, 2020, 7am PST
We shouldn’t have to scale down the idea of basic economic security to fit inside the dimensions of a tiny house. But that’s precisely what we’re doing.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 2, 2020, 5am PST
Incremental changes to density on single-family parcels could boost the nation’s housing stock without dramatic impacts at the neighborhood level.
Curbed
January 1, 2020, 1pm PST
New state legislation will kick in at the start of the new year easing restrictions on ADUs.
La Cañada Valley Sun
November 25, 2019, 10am PST
Legal barriers to accessory dwelling units may be disappearing in some places, but costs can still be prohibitive. Several companies are stepping forward with more affordable options.
The Urbanist
October 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Many cities aren't planning and designing for their aging residents, despite a world full of examples to model from, according to a new report from the Milliken Institute.
Smart Cities Dive