Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s)

ADU Meeting

Update:

July 15, 2021: Town Council Passed the ADU By-Right Zoning change on a vote of 10-2 (1 recusal),allowing a homeowner to build an accessory unit conforming to building codes and within septic limits. Either the primary residence or the ADU may be rented, NOT BOTH, for no less than 12 months.

On July 15, 2021 Town Council Agenda:

Town of Barnstable Town Council Public Hearing on Items 2021-174 and 2021-175 – Accessory Dwelling Units Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID 926 0239 8466 https://zoom.us/j/92602398466
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Town of Barnstable Zoning Email Updates: Accessory Dwelling Units

The proposed zoning amendments, Town Council Items 2021-174 and 2021-175, as well as additional information on ADUs can be found on the Town’s Accessory Dwelling Unit webpage.

Public Hearing Date Change
The Town of Barnstable advertised a public hearing to consider zoning amendments allowing Accessory Dwelling Units for an in-person Town Council meeting on July 1st. On June 16th, the Governor signed a bill allowing public meetings to continue to be held remotely. In order to maximize the opportunity for public participation, the public hearing on the ADU zoning amendments has been rescheduled for July 15th and the hearing will be held remotely, via Zoom.

You can submit comments on these items to the Town Council in the following ways:
 Attend the Town Council meeting on July 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
 Submit comments via email to Town Council staff, Cynthia Lovell, at cynthia.lovell@town.barnstable.ma.us
 Submit comments in writing to: Town of Barnstable Town Council, ATTN: Cynthia Lovell, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Jenkins, AICP, Director of Planning & Development:

Town of Barnstable Town Council

Public Hearing on Items 2021-174 and 2021-175 – Accessory Dwelling Units

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. POSTPONED to July 15, 2021

Meeting at Town Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis

You can submit comments on these items to the Town Council in the following ways:

·        Submit comments via email to Town Council staff, Cynthia Lovell, atcynthia.lovell@town.barnstable.ma.us

·        Submit comments in writing to: Town of Barnstable Town Council, ATTN: Cynthia Lovell, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Jenkins, AICP, Director of Planning & Development:

Phone: 508-862-4678

Email: elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us

View Planning Board Meeting HERE

At the May 6, 2021 meeting, the Town Council introduced proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as an accessory use to a single-family residential dwelling. The Town Council affirmatively voted to refer the proposed ADU zoning amendments to the Planning Board.

Item 2021-174 – Proposed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Ordinance

Item 2021-175 – Proposed relief by special permit for ADUs greater than 900 square feet 

On Monday May 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning amendments.

The meeting will be televised live on Channel 18 in Barnstable and may be viewed via the Channel 18 website at http://streaming85.townofbarnstable.us/CablecastPublicSite/.

You can submit comment on these items to the Planning Board in the following ways: 

  • Attend the Planning Board meeting on May 24th at 7 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID 922 6816 9339) and speak at the public hearing (via telephone (888 475 4499) or Zoom);
  •   Submit comments via email to Planning & Development staff, Karen Herrand, Karen.herrand@town.barnstable.ma.us
  •   Submit comments in writing to: Town of Barnstable Planning Board, ATTN: Karen Herrand, 367 Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601