Accessory Dwelling Units Topic of Meeting Tonight


Remote Community Meeting

TOPIC: Accessory Dwelling Units

Monday, January 25, 2021

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

https://zoom.us/j/97946632165

Zoom Meeting ID: 979 4663 2165;  or phone 888-475-4499

Meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 18

Video HERE

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, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us

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

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