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The Conversation about Accessory Dwelling Units—Much “ADU” About Nothing?

The Colorado Springs Gazette covers the use of ADUs in Colorado Springs.

 

“The Colorado Springs City Council has been working on a draft ordinance to expand the use of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Although ADUs have been allowed in certain zone districts in Colorado Springs since 2003, AARP Colorado supports this thoughtful, community conversation about ADUs based on the housing model’s ability to help seniors age-in-place and provide more affordable housing opportunities for all residents.”

“There is a huge disconnect between available housing stock in the U.S. and in Colorado Springs. When 53% of Americans either live alone or as a couple and only 12% of the housing stock is either a studio or one bedroom, ADUs can help fill that gap, especially for seniors.”

 

Read more on The Colorado Springs Gazette here.