ACRPC Resource Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units

Posted on July 7th, 2023 to Uncategorized

The Addison County Regional Planning Commission compiled this Resource Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), based on similar programs across the state.

We intend to help homeowners create accessory dwelling units for rent. The guide contains general information presented in a logical order to help homeowners determine whether they can create a feasible project. It then provides resources to help implement the project. Topics include an
introduction to ADUs and whether they could be a good fit for you, defining your project, developing your construction budget, financing the ADU, creating an operating budget, construction and hiring the appropriate contractor, leasing the ADU and other considerations. All topics are supported by sample
worksheets or documents.

What is an accessory dwelling unit?

An accessory dwelling unit is a separate, private living unit contained either within a larger single family home, attached to it, or in a separate building on the same lot. It has separate living and sleeping quarters, including a kitchen and a bathroom. It can be upstairs, in an attic, in the basement, over the garage, in a barn or other detached structure, or part of a new addition. The original home and accessory dwelling unit may generally share an entrance, yard and parking area with spaces for both units. Generally, Vermont state law and most local zoning ordinances anticipate each property only having a single ADU.

Contact Adam Lougee ([email protected] or 802.388.3141 ext 2) for more information.

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