Remote Community Meeting
TOPIC: Accessory Dwelling Units
Monday, January 25, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 979 4663 2165; or phone 888-475-4499
Meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 18
The Town of Barnstable Planning Board, together with the Town’s Planning & Development Department, invites the public to a virtual meeting to discuss Accessory Dwelling Units. The Town is considering an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow Accessory Dwelling Units as accessory use to a single-family residential dwelling. The Town wants to share information with the community about Accessory Dwelling Units and get resident feedback on key issue areas.
The Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Committee introduced the topic of Accessory Dwelling Units to discuss the potential for this housing option to increase the availability of year-round rental units; adapt single-family residential properties so they are supportive of residents at a variety of stages in their life cycle; and to encourage economic and efficient use of the Town’s housing stock while maintaining the appearance and character of neighborhoods and remaining within our wastewater capacity limitations. A draft of the ordinance discussed by the Zoning & Regulatory Committee is available on their website HERE
For more information and continuing updates on the discussion of Accessory Dwelling Units in the Town of Barnstable visit www.townofbarnstable.us/planninganddevelopment or Contact Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Planning & Development, 508-862-4735, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessory units (also known as accessory apartments, guest apartments, in-law apartments, family apartments or secondary units) provide supplementary housing that can be integrated into existing single family neighborhoods to provide a typically lower priced housing alternative with little or no negative impact on the character of the neighborhood. Because the units are usually small, they are more affordable than full-size rentals. Learn more HERE