Accessory Dwelling Units
What Are They?
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are permitted in residential zones of Salt Lake City, with some limits
- Separate dwelling units that can be added to existing housing stock to provide more housing in established neighborhoods
- Must be smaller in size than the principal dwelling unit both in square footage and height
- Can be separate structures (think apartment over the garage) or can be located in the existing house
- Dwelling must be located within 1/2 mile of fixed transit stop (TRAX, commuter rail, streetcar)
- Require an additional off-street parking space unless located 1/4 mile of fixed transit stop
Why Add an ADU?
- Expand housing options for relatives. Examples include: aging parents you'd like to be closer to, children who want their own space or who are returning home
- Increase income potential of your property (i.e. rent ADU or rent principal dwelling)
- Increase the value of your property. 2 dwelling units more valuable than 1
Brach Design Can Help
Brach Design has designed ADUs and helped decipher all the rules and regulations around their design. Designing an ADU is much like designing a house, although it helps to work with an architect who has been there and done that. With our help, you can invest in your own property to increase value and income, a long-term investment with a great return and future freedom.
Contact us to start the conversation!