In 2016, in response to state legislation, staff proposed substantial amendments to the Town’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations in Chapter 18.31 of the zoning ordinance, including adding provisions for the development of Junior Accessory Dwelling (JADUs). On October 25, 2016, the Planning Commission approved Resolution 16-030 recommending the Town Council adopt the proposed zoning ordinance amendments to Chapter 18.31. Subsequently on December 6, 2016, the Town Council adopted Ordinance Nos. 961 and 962 amending Chapter 18.31.
After several years of implementing the updated ordinance, staff has identified needed changes and opportunities to improve the existing ordinance. The proposed changes are broken into three broad categories, which include: 1) changes necessary to comply with current state law; 2) changes to clarify existing regulations; and 3) changes in existing policy. On May 14, 2019 and August 13, 2019, the Planning Commission discussed potential amendments to Chapter 18.31 of the zoning ordinance and provided staff with recommendations and direction in preparation of a zoning ordinance amendment application. A public hearing for the consideration of proposed zoning ordinance amendments is scheduled for the October 22, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.