Proposed ordinance would loosen rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

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It's a proposal that some say would change the character of Anchorage neighborhoods, but whether that's for better or worse might depend on who you ask.

The Berkowitz administration is proposing an ordinance that would make it easier for residents to build a type of rental unit on their property called Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs.

ADUs are already allowed in Anchorage. Often, they're an apartment over a garage, sometimes called a "mother in law apartment" but they can also be separate structures, a smaller home that's built behind the original one. The ordinance would allow for larger structures to be built on smaller lots zoned for single-family homes.

Proposed ordinance would loosen rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

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