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Open House Tonight on Encouraging Backyard Cottages

Open House Tonight on Encouraging Backyard Cottages

SeattleCouncilmember Mike O’Brien and the Office of Planning & Community Development will host an open house this evening regarding ways in which the City can encourage more backyard cottages. The meeting will provide Seattle residents the opportunity to learn about the barriers that frequently deter or prevent homeowners from building a cottage.  The public can also provide input and feedback regarding potential to solutions to encourage more of these affordable units.

Backyard cottages are small dwelling units on the same lot as, but physically separate from, a single-family house. They’re allowed in all single-family zones, but only about 200 have been constructed since Council authorized their construction in 2009. Expanding the production of backyard cottages could provide new housing throughout Seattle and give homeowners an opportunity to earn extra income and remain in their homes.

There will be a second community meeting at the Wallingford Community Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave., on February 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

 

WHAT:  
Community Meeting on Encouraging Backyard Cottages

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 19
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

WHO:
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Office of Planning & Community Development
Public

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