After several discussions and two public hearings about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), the Council on December 5 sent the proposal to change the City’s ADU regulations back to the City’s Planning Division for a renewed discussion. The proposed ordinance would have changed the City’s ADU regulations, but will instead will undergo additional Planning review and then renewed Council consideration in spring of 2018.
Currently, the only properties eligible for new, legal ADUs are those located ½-mile or less from a fixed transit stop for Front Runner, TRAX or the S-Line. The current rules have significantly restricted the number of eligible properties. In fact, only one ADU permit has been granted by the City since 2012.