City seeks input on Accessory Dwelling Units – Oct. 1 presentation, Oct. 3 Public Hearing

The Tacoma Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations this week on Oct. 3, 2018. The proposed changes would “simplify the code and create additional flexibility for both attached and detached accessory dwelling units also known as a backyard cottage”.

There are several opportunities to learn more and provide your input in this important process:

Information and Downloads: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=156044

Monday, October 1 at 6pm: North End Neighborhood Council meeting

Staff from Tacoma’s Planning & Development Services Department will provide a preview presentation on the ADU regulations at our regular NENC public meeting.

Wednesday, October 3 at 5pm: City of Tacoma Planning Commission public hearing (agenda). 

Friday, October 5 at 5pm: Deadline for written comments to the Planning Commission

 

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More info from the City of Tacoma:

The proposed regulations include amendments to various sections of the Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 13 – Land Use Regulatory Code, allowing detached accessory dwelling units in various single family zoning districts, which were previously only permitted through the Residential Infill Pilot Program. The changes simplify the code and create additional flexibility for both attached and detached accessory dwelling units also known as a backyard cottage.

The Planning Commission is inviting public comments on the proposed permanent regulations that, subject to further changes, would be forwarded to the City Council for adoption before the end of the year.

In addition to comments received at the public hearing, written comments are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Comments may be submitted to: Planning Commission, 747 Market Street, Room 345, Tacoma, WA 98402, via fax at (253) 591-5433, or via email to planning@cityoftacoma.org.

The commission meeting and public hearing will be held in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers (747 Market St., 1st Floor) and will begin at 5 p.m. with the public hearing beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m.

To review the proposed amendments, visit cityoftacoma.org\DADU or contact project staff Lauren Flemister at lflemister@cityoftacoma.org, or call (253) 591-5660.

 

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