Denver Westsiders can now get a city-funded boost to build wee homes next to their big homes.
The City Council OK’d half-a-million dollars to help people build ADUs.
The Denver City Council signed off on an agreement Monday that provides $500,000 for westside residents to build guest homes on their property.
Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats, are smaller homes built next to bigger ones. Owners can lease them out (or live inside while renting out the main house). ADUs give people a new way to make money and can temper displacement wrought by gentrification, city staffers say. They also encourage multigenerational living.
City planners want to see more accessory dwelling units, but they’re expensive — more than $200,000…