Recently, the Council put this consideration forward to the Planning Commission and received a positive recommendation. However, before the Council moves forward with the legislation they would like to receive input from residents.
The proposed legislation will be discussed during the 27 August Work Meeting and formally considered during Council Meeting on 10 September 2019. Below are the highlights of this proposed legislation (with new provisions highlighted in yellow):
- Combines the two zones into one code chapter and clarifies similar terms
- Allows for an unattached accessory dwelling unit that meets these criteria:
- Minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet
- Height of unattached accessory less than the main dwelling and does not exceed 20 feet in height
- Minimum size of the accessory unit must be greater than 200 square feet
- Setback of the unattached accessory shall be a minimum of 10 feet
- Accessory unit must be architecturally compatible with main dwelling
- Unattached accessory must have separate utilities
- In order to have any accessory unit, the main unit must be at least 1,200 sq. feet
- Owner may occupy the main or the accessory unit.
- Accessory shall not have more than two (2) bedrooms unless the owner applies for, and receives a Conditional Use Permit allowing up to a maximum of four (4) bedrooms. The Permit requires proof of adequate parking for the occupants of the additional bedrooms.
- May not be occupied by more than two (2) (in the A-overlay) or four (4) (in the S-overlay) related or unrelated individuals, with or without minor children.
- Minimum of four parking spaces required for the accessory/supplementary unit and the main unit, and not less than the number of vehicles being maintained on the premises.
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) will now formally be considered rental dwellings, thereby requiring a valid signed Rental Dwelling License
- There is some code clean-up and a clarification of terms
|This comparison chart may be helpful in understanding the differences between the existing and the proposed ordinances.|
If there are questions related to this legislation, please contact Bryce Mumford of the Council Office at 801-852-6135. Leave your comments below or send an email to Council@provo.org.
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