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Meeting planned on ‘granny flats’

Monday, October 13, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The Planning and Development Review Department has planned a community meeting to discuss current Accessory Dwelling Unit  regulations and possible code amendments to reduce regulatory barriers to the units. Accessory Dwelling Units — also known as granny flats, alley flats or secondary dwellings — are small apartments or homes that share the same lot as a larger dwelling. Examples include an apartment above a detached garage, or a small guest flat in a backyard behind the main house. The meeting stems from a City Council resolution to create an ordinance that reduces barriers to the development of units less than 500 square feet in size. The meeting — the second in a series — will be held Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 325 at 505 Barton Springs Road.


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