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Accessory Unit Zoning Ordinance Update

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Below is a link to the draft Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)/Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) summary handout and diagrams.  The State Legislature updated ADU and JADU law effective January 1, 2020 to promote the development of ADUs and JADUs.  The draft handout represents the City’s current interpretation and understanding of the State Legislation, but is subject to change.  Significant changes to the prior regulations include allowing both a JADU and ADU on a property, allowing ADUs in multifamily zoning districts, and reducing the required setbacks.

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