ADU Town Hall Postponed
Due to forecasted snow tomorrow afternoon and evening, the first Accessory Dwelling Unit town hall scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 will be postponed. There will still be two ADU town halls:
- Tuesday, November 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at City Hall
- (New date) Wednesday, December 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at City Hall
The public is invited to give feedback about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) at two town halls being held at City Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 19.
This is a time to participate in a discussion about where ADUs are allowed to be constructed in Colorado Springs. ADUs are a resource to create additional affordable housing, or create age-friendly housing for young adults or aging parents. How any proposal moves forward will be contingent on community feedback and the City recognizing the desire to maintain neighborhood character.
The City began allowing ADUs in multi-family zones in 2003; the City Planning Department is proposing the ability to build ADUs in single family zones and loosening strict requirements currently applied to ADUs in multi-family zones.
For more information on past discussions by City Council on this matter, please visit: www.coloradosprings.gov/adu
What is an ADU?
Accessory Dwelling Units are secondary living areas on a residential lot or within the main home. ADUs are often referred to as ancillary apartments, mother-in-law suites or cottages, granny flats, or guesthouses. These residential units are smaller than the main home and include a sleeping area, sanitary facilities, and gas/electrical facilities for cooking. Accessory Dwelling Units can come in a number of forms, such as the below:
- Above a detached garage
- A separate structure in the backyard
- Attached to the main home
- A converted basement or attic
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workshop should make the request as soon as possible by calling (719) 385-5248, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.