What is the Accessory Dwelling Units?
“Accessory dwelling unit” (ADU), also known as a secondary dwelling unit and granny flat, is an attached or a detached residential dwelling unit that provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. It is located on a lot with a proposed or existing primary residence that includes permanent provisions for living on the same parcel as the single-family or multifamily dwelling.
The square footage of the average ADU can range from 400 square feet to up to 1,200 square feet, depending on the state and municipality. The city management supports accessory dwelling programs and makes the process simple. It can be ideal for extended family, guests, or additional income when used as a rental property.