财产 owners can now apply for ADU building 许可证
财产 owners in unincorporated Arapahoe County interested in constructing an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) are now able to apply for a building permit through Arapahoe County Public Works and Development.
Earlier this year, the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners approved new regulations that allow property owners to build ADUs—secondary dwellings that can be added to, created within, or built adjacent to a detached single-family home—on any property that is at least 5,000 square feet in size.
An ADU includes a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping quarters. With a lack of affordable housing in the state, ADUs have become a viable alternative for family member housing or generating additional income for a property owner.
The new regulations went into effect on Sept. 12, and require property owners to apply for a County building permit to construct an ADU.
According to the regulations, ADUs are allowed within all Agricultural, Mixed-Use, and most Residential zoning districts. They are also allowed in planned unit developments, unless they are prohibited. 首页owner associations with private covenants can prohibit ADUs within their communities.
The regulations also prohibit ADUs from being rented or occupied short-term, which is for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days. One off-street parking space is required, but it can be in tandem with existing parking, provided the spaces meet the minimum size requirement.
The regulations also provide requirements and guidelines for design, 位置, size and the number of bedrooms.
To apply for an ADU building permit or for additional information, go to www.arapahoeco.gov / adu.