City Council Approves Changes to ADU Regulations

At today’s Council meeting, the Council approved the following changes to the ADU regulations:

  • Allow ADUs SF-3 zoned lots that are between 5,750 and 7,000 square feet.
  • Set the maximum size of an ADU to 1,100 square feet.
  • Override neighborhood plans that prohibit ADUs on SF-3 zoned lots.
  • Reduce building separation to 10 feet (front to back and side to side).
  • Eliminate requirement that an entry be more than 10 feet from a property line.
  • Remove driveway requirement to rear ADU.
  • Provide one parking space for the ADU in addition to main structure parking.
  • Eliminate parking requirement for ADU within 1/4 mile of an activity corridor identified in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.
  • Limit use as short-term rental to a maximum of 30 days per year for ADUs constructed after October 1, 2015.
  • Prohibit use as a Type 2 short term rental.