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5/8/2019 10:23:02 AM
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County Council to Adopt New Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

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   County Council to Adopt New Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

The Montgomery County Council will vote this summer on substantial changes to the rules that govern “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs) (Zoning Text Amendment 19-01).  An ADU is a separate dwelling unit located on a lot with a single-family house.  An attached ADU is one that is located inside the house, often in the basement.  A detached ADU is one that is in an accessory building in a rear yard (e.g., a garage, a “tiny” house, a granny pod).

The most significant change in the rules for ADUs is that, for the first time, detached ADUs will be allowed in residential neighborhoods like the town (zoned R-60).  Under the proposed county rules, detached ADUs could have minimal or no setbacks from side and rear property lines.  The Town can adopt rules to govern detached ADU setbacks and screening.  But before considering any measures, we would like to hear views from residents on this matter.  Please write to the Town Office if you have interest or questions.  

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County Council to Adopt New Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units
The Montgomery County Council will vote this summer on substantial changes to the rules that govern “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs) (Zoning Text Amendment 19-01). An ADU is a separate dwelling unit located on a lot with a single-family house. An attached ADU is one that is located inside the house, often in the basement. A detached ADU is one that is in an accessory building in a rear yard (e.g., a garage, a “tiny” house, a granny pod).
The most significant change in the rules for ADUs is that, for the first time, detached ADUs will be allowed in residential neighborhoods like the town (zoned R-60). Under the proposed county rules, detached ADUs could have minimal or no setbacks from side and rear property lines. The Town can adopt rules to govern detached ADU setbacks and screening. But before considering any measures, we would like to hear views from residents on this matter. Please write to the Town Office if you have interest or questions.

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County Council to Adopt New Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units.