COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs City Council approved three ordinances this week allowing for accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, and family suites in all zone districts.
Depending on what district a home is located in, the units could be integrated into homes or detached.
The units will not override any HOA covenants. Instead, the intention of the ordinances is to provide additional and flexible housing options for people in Colorado Springs.
"Accessory family suites, in particular, will really help individuals who desire to age in place," said Senior Comprehensive Planner for Colorado Springs Hannah Van Nimwegen. "So maybe they raised their family in a specific house or in a neighborhood and they don't want to leave, but they need to downsize or their family needs to move in with them because they need assistance with their day-to-day needs."
The ordinances will be presented to the city council for a second reading on June 23, and are set to take effect July 3.