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Accessory Dwelling Units
At the November 19, 2015, Council meeting, the Council approved the following changes to the ADU regulations:
- Reduce minimum lot size for ADUs on SF-3 zoned lots to 5,750 square feet.
- Set the maximum size of an ADU to 1,100 square feet or 0.15 FAR whichever is smaller
- Reduce building separation to 10 feet (front to back and side to side).
- Eliminate the requirement that an entry is more than 10 feet from a property line.
- Remove driveway requirement
- Provide one parking space for the ADU in addition to the main structure parking.
- Eliminate parking requirement for ADU within 1/4 mile of an activity corridor as identified in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan that is also served by transit
- Limit use as a short-term rental to a maximum of 30 days per year for ADUs constructed after October 1, 2015.
- Prohibit use as a Type 2 short term rental.
Send your questions to ResidentialReview@austintexas.gov.