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Accessory Dwelling Units

Diagram shows the differences between attached and detached ADUs and OAUs.

The city is recommending incremental changes to regulations that would remove some of the barriers to creating accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are also known as garage or basement apartments. On Feb. 27, City Council held a study session to review a recently completed survey of ADU owners in Boulder, the results of community engagement activities over the past several months, and recommended regulation changes.

Based on council feedback, staff refined the list of options for proposed regulation changes and is seeking community input prior to a formal hearing with Planning Board and City Council in the spring.

The survey will close April 15.

The city is recommending incremental changes to regulations that would remove some of the barriers to creating accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are also known as garage or basement apartments. On Feb. 27, City Council held a study session to review a recently completed survey of ADU owners in Boulder, the results of community engagement activities over the past several months, and recommended regulation changes.

Based on council feedback, staff refined the list of options for proposed regulation changes and is seeking community input prior to a formal hearing with Planning Board and City Council in the spring.

The survey will close April 15.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Accessory Dwelling Unit Update Recommendations

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback on the ADU recommendations. Please take a moment to browse the files in the document library to familiarize yourself with the recommendation details. This survey may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete, but you can save your progress and return to the survey, if needed.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback on the ADU recommendations. Please take a moment to browse the files in the document library to familiarize yourself with the recommendation details. This survey may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete, but you can save your progress and return to the survey, if needed.

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