Accessory Buildings and Dwellings
The city is currently considering amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that would revise the regulations for accessory buildings and accessory dwelling units. An overview of both amendments is provided below, as well as how to provide input to the Mayor and Council.
- An accessory building is a detached structure in the rear yard, such as a shed or garage.
- An accessory apartment is a living unit enclosed within the main house.
- An accessory dwelling unit is a second, smaller dwelling on the same grounds as the main, single-family house. Examples of these include an apartment over a garage or a smaller structure (on a foundation) in the backyard.