At the request of Mayor and Council, the City of Tucson is considering changes to the zoning code to allow Accessory Dwelling Units. An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is an independent housing unit with its own kitchen, bathroom, living and sleeping space, built on the same lot as a primary residence. These units have been legalized in other communities in order to create more affordable housing, support multi-generational households and provide more options for residents who wish to age in place.
Currently the zoning regulations in Tucson make it difficult to build these units on most residential lots. The City is working with stakeholders to develop a recommendation for how to change these regulations to define and permit Accessory Dwelling Units and create appropriate development standards to allow this housing option in a manner that is compatible with existing neighborhoods. For more background, please visit this site.
Attend a meeting to learn more about how Accessory Dwelling Units can provide additional housing options in Tucson, how they are regulated today, and what changes are being considered in order to make this housing option more accessible. You will also have a chance to share your thoughts and feedback.
Meetings will be held virtually over Zoom at the following times. Sign up to attend below:
- Wednesday, February 24, 10am – Meeting full - please attend one of the following meetings
- Wednesday, February 24, 5:30pm
- Thursday, February 25, 1pm – Meeting full
Update: Meetings are at capacity. Please check back to review a video of the meeting and materials shared, and stay tuned for future meetings on this topic. Please use the Comment Form to share your feedback.