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  7.2.       
Meeting Date: 09/23/2021  
By: Brian McCann, Community Development

Information
Title:
Consider Allowing Accessory Dwelling Units on Single-Family Residential Properties
Purpose/Background:
Planning Staff has outlined ways to allow attached, and detached, Accessory Dwelling Units (commonly known as ADUs) in the City of Ramsey for single-family residential properties only, at the request of the Planning Commission during their regular meeting on July 22, 2021.
Notification:
Notification is not required at this time. A notice will be published in the Anoka County UnionHerald when the Ordinance is formally introduced to the City Council.
Observations/Alternatives:
Summary:
During the regular meeting of the Planning Commission on July 22, 2021, Planning Staff have researched, discussed, and created a general outline of what the ADU Ordinance will include for regulations. Based on cities that have allowed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), the standards presented meet most cities' generic qualifications. Other items can be considered for the ordinance if requested, and Staff will present a draft Ordinance during the Planning Commission meeting on September 23, 2021.

Planning Commission - August 26, 2021
At the request of the Planning Commission during their regular meeting on August 26, 2021, City Staff have thoroughly researched and included additional information regarding minimum lot size requirements in researched cities, cities that do not have ADU ordinances, and resources for more information on ADU's.

Alternatives:
Alternative 1: Recommend Staff draft an ordinance for Planning Commission to review at the regular September meeting, and include specific regulations if requested. Staff supports this alternative.
Alternative 2: Recommend City Staff do not draft an ordinance for Accessory Dwelling Units. Staff does not support this alternative.
Funding Source:
This case is being handled as part of Staff's regular duties.
Recommendation:
Staff recommends directing City Staff to draft an ordinance to be presented to the Planning Commission during their regular meeting on October 28, 2021 with edits as discussed in the meeting.
Action:
Motion to recommend City Staff draft an ordinance to be presented to the Planning Commission during their regular meeting on October 28, 2021.

Attachments
ADU Research
Draft Regulations

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Bruce Westby Brian McCann 08/18/2021 08:55 AM
Brian McCann (Originator) Brian McCann 08/19/2021 08:38 AM
Bruce Westby Bruce Westby 08/19/2021 12:37 PM
Bruce Westby Bruce Westby 09/17/2021 09:42 AM
Bruce Westby Brian McCann 09/17/2021 10:13 AM
Form Started By: Brian McCann Started On: 08/13/2021 02:46 PM
Final Approval Date: 09/17/2021

    

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