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Accessory Dwelling Units (or ADU's) are a popular topic amongst West + Main agents and our clients.
Even so, we understand that many people do not understand why ADU's (also sometimes referred to as Granny Flats...more on that later) are so important in Denver's housing shortage -- and why we think that they offer at least part of a solution.
Denver certainly isn't alone at the forefront of this movement...cities like Portland, Seattle, and Austin are also seeing its residents constructing, fighting for, and thriving in ADU's...so let's start there:
From "The Granny Flats are Coming" on CityLab:
When Kol Peterson moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2010, affordable housing was a priority, as it was for many newcomers in this…