ADUs

City’s Plan for Pre-approved Backyard Cottages Shouldn’t Require Uncompensated Labor

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It has been nearly two years since Mayor Jenny Durkan directed the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections to fast-track pre-approved designs of backyard...

In Pursuit of the Affordable Backyard Cottage

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Last summer when the Seattle City Council passed legislation that encouraged development of backyard cottages across the city, the move was generally met with...

What Seattle’s “Best in the Nation” Mother-In-Law Apartment and Backyard Cottage Reform Does

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously (8-0 vote) adopted a land use reform bill, easing restrictions on building accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in...

ADUs In, McMansions Out, and Could Fourplexes Be Next?

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The Seattle City Council voted 8-0 Monday to pass accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform, making it much easier to add a backyard cottage and/or...

Call to Action: Attend the Backyard Cottage Public Hearing at Seattle City Hall Tuesday

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The first public hearing on Councilmember Mike O'Brien's backyard cottage proposal is Tuesday June 11th, and housing activists under the umbrella group More Options...