Is a DADU right for you?

Post updated 01/08/2016, see red highlighted item below.

daduBy encouraging more detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs), Seattle can help increase the supply and variety of housing options in single-family neighborhoods. DADUs are a type of housing with many of the structural characteristics of a small single-family house: a single unit with no shared walls in a lower-density residential neighborhood. Due to their smaller size and lack of additional land cost, DADUs can be a more affordable housing option in neighborhoods where homes are often unaffordable.

Upcoming Meetings

Expanding the construction of backyard cottages could provide thousands of new housing units throughout Seattle and give homeowners an opportunity to earn stable, extra income, and remain in their homes. Join us, along with Councilmember Mike O’Brien, in January 2016 to discuss policy options that would encourage production of backyard cottages.

  • January 19, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Filipino Community Center
    5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
  • NEW DATE:  February 3, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Wallingford Senior Center
    4649 Sunnyside Ave N

Tell Your Story

The City of Seattle is interviewing property owners about their experience building a backyard cottage. If you have built, or considered building, a backyard cottage, they want to hear from you. Please contact Nick Welch to share your story.

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