Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as a “backyard cottages” or “granny flats,” are free-standing, second residences sharing the same lot as the main house on an individual property.  ADUs are not currently permitted in Raleigh.  The Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council has requested that the City study the feasibility of permitting ADUs, potentially on a limited basis. This survey is an important element in the City’s study.  Your input is crucial to understanding community perspectives on ADUs, and how the City might regulate them, if they are allowed.  Please take a few minutes to answer the questions below and offer your outlook.

Accessory Dwelling Units





Design - Height

Design - Setback

Design - Orientation

Design - Buffer

Design - Windows

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