Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Public Input Process

June 6 - Presentation at City Council Study Session

Community Development staff will present the results of the public process to City Council during the study session on June 6, 2016.

May 10 - Public Meeting Recap

Approximately 80 people attended the second public meeting on ADUs.  Community Development staff presented an overview of what was discussed at the first meeting and the results of the surveys that were conducted as part of the first meeting.  

Based on the input from the first meeting and survey, staff then presented on topics including architectural compatibility, height, and parking regulations.  Meeting participants discussed the information in small groups and used electronic polling to share their preferences. An online survey was made available for those who could not attend the meeting.

April 12 - Public Meeting Recap 

Approximately 80 people attended the first public meeting on ADUs. Community Development staff provided a brief presentation on what ADUs are, what are some of the reasons to consider ADUs, and what some potential regulatory issues would be. 

After the presentation, participants discussed the information in small groups and used electronic polling to weigh in on various questions related to ADUs. An online survey was made available for those who could not attend the meeting.

​Resources

May 10 Meeting Presentation

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April 12 Meeting Presentation

41216 ADU Meeting Presentation
Community Development staff recently presented options to Wheat Ridge City Council regarding the possibility of allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Wheat Ridge. 

What is an ADU?


An ADU, sometimes called a carriage house, or secondary unit, is a smaller, separate living unit on a property that has a single-family home. It is complete with its own kitchen, bathroom facilities a separate entrance. Currently, ADUs are not allowed in the City of Wheat Ridge.

City Council is interested in learning from the community:
  • What level of support and interest Wheat Ridge residents have for ADUs
  • What elements of ADUs (like architectural style or occupancy rate) are important to residents; and,
  • How likely current residents are to want an ADU on their property.
Community Development staff is engaging the community to discuss ADUs and get feedback regarding these things and the possibility of enacting an ADU ordinance.

For more information:

 
Please contact
Lisa Ritchie via email to
lritchie@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 
by phone at 303-235-2852.