City of Tucson to hold public meetings on possibility of accessory dwelling units
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - At the request of Mayor and Council, the City of Tucson is considering changes to the zoning code to allow Accessory Dwelling Units.
An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is an independent housing unit with its own kitchen, bathroom, living and sleeping space, built on the same lot as a primary residence. These units have been legalized in other communities in order to create more affordable housing, support multi-generational households and provide more options for residents who wish to age in place.
Currently, the zoning regulations in Tucson make it difficult to build these units on most residential lots. The City is working with stakeholders to develop a recommendation for how to change these regulations to permit Accessory Dwelling Units and create appropriate development standards to allow this housing option in a manner that is compatible with existing neighborhoods. For more background, please visit this site.
The city is holding a series of meetings to give people the chance to share thoughts and feedback.
Meetings will be held virtually over Zoom at the following times. Sign up to attend below:
- Wednesday, February 24, 10am – Register here
- Wednesday, February 24, 5:30pm – Register here
- Thursday, February 25, 1pm – Register here
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