Design Workshop: Is an In-Law Unit Right for Your Property?

Most urban and suburban lots are governed by zoning ordinances, laws that (among other things) restrict the number of dwellings allowed on a given lot. A dwelling is technically defined as a place for habitation that contains cooking, sleeping and bathing facilities. By limiting many lots to a single dwelling unit, municipalities have imposed density restrictions and unwittingly promoted suburban sprawl. But cities and towns have begun to recognize the need for a more flexible zoning arrangement to meet the needs of their residents and increased housing demands.

via Design Workshop: Is an In-Law Unit Right for Your Property?

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