Mayor and Council to reconsider Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance

On November 9, 2021, Mayor and Council voted to reconsider certain provisions of this amendment to the Unified Development code, specifically the portion of the proposal relating to the maximum size of ADUs. 

On October 19, 2021, following a Public Hearing, Ordinance No. 11880 to allow accessory dwelling units passed with the following conditions: 

1)     5-year sunset date; 

2)     2-year administrative review; 

3)     maximum height of up to 12' or the roofline of the primary dwelling unit; 

4)     continue looking at solutions to create the conditions for sustainable and affordable housing within city limits; 

5)     develop programs to provide resources and technical support to make ADUs accessible and affordable to Tucson homeowners and residents; 

6)     include a pilot program to fund ADU repairs and improvements; 

7)     establish an amnesty program for unpermitted ADUs; and 

8)     take steps necessary to facilitate this program including amending the development fee schedule to provide participants in the amnesty program a waiver of penalty fees for unpermitted ADUs. 

At the request of Council Member Cunningham, on November 9, 2021, Mayor and Council approved a motion to reconsider the action taken by Mayor and Council on October 19, 2021 relating to Ordinance No. 11880 and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). 

This item will be the subject of a Public Hearing on December 7, 2021. 

There are several ways to provide input to Mayor and Council:

More detailed public notice will be published shortly.