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Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations Public Hearing on February 19

Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations on February 19


February 7, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations on February 19


The Tacoma City Council will hold a public hearing during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, to gather public comments on proposed changes to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations. This City Council meeting will be held in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers (747 Market St., 1st Floor) and will begin at 5 PM with the public hearing beginning at approximately 5:30 PM.


The proposed regulations include amendments to various sections of the Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 13 – Land Use Regulatory Code, allowing detached accessory dwelling units in various single-family zoning districts, which were previously only permitted through the Residential Infill Pilot Program. The changes simplify the code and create additional flexibility for both attached and detached accessory dwelling units also known as a backyard cottage.


Accessory Dwelling Units are an infill housing option intended to provide flexibility to homeowners and increase the variety of housing options and price points, consistent with the scale and character of residential neighborhoods.


Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing, or beforehand to the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org or 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, by 4 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.


To review the proposed amendments, visit cityoftacoma.org/DADU or contact project staff Elliott Barnett at elliott.barnett@cityoftacoma.org, or call (253) 591-5389.