ARIZONA NEWS

Tempe seeking public input on accessible dwelling unit expansion

Nov 28, 2023, 4:35 AM | Updated: 5:36 am

Example of ADU or "casita"...

Example of an ADU, or "casita," as shown in Tempe's presentation (Morgan Taylor Homes)

(Morgan Taylor Homes)

PHOENIX — The city of Tempe will continue to mull over its options regarding the expanded use of accessory dwelling units, as directed by the city council last week.

ADUs, also known as casitas, are independent, smaller, rentable units located on the same lot as existing single-family homes.

Tempe was among the first cities in Arizona to approve new regulations for ADUs in 2019. The city is among many in Arizona hoping it can assist with a myriad of problems facing the metro Phoenix area.

ADUs can promote housing diversity and increase density while maintaining the character of a neighborhood. They can also provide opportunities for multi-generational living and generate an extra source of income for homeowners.

So far, Tempe has held two meetings — one in person and one virtual — to hear feedback, as well as conducting an online survey. Because the city council wants to ensure that residents, HOA leaders and other stakeholders can share input, the city is planning additional research and analysis to hear further feedback.

No dates or locations have been set for these future meetings, but the communities have asked for a wide-ranging search for input, so that multiple locations can make their voices heard.

Find updates when available at online.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes answers questions in Phoenix after winning his election in...

Kevin Stone

Arizona Sec. Adrian Fontes explains how Joe Biden’s withdrawal affects state elections

How will Joe Biden's withdrawal affect Arizona elections? "We'll be OK with that," Secretary of State Adrian Fontes said Monday.

31 minutes ago

(Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)...

KTAR.com

Romero, Circle fires threatening land near Kearny in rural Arizona

Crews are working toward containment on two large fires threatening farm land in rural Arizona near Kearny, officials said Sunday.

1 hour ago

People in the Valley are without power after weekend outages...

KTAR.com

Power mostly restored across metro Phoenix morning after storms rolled through

Over 200 people in the Valley went without power early Monday morning, according to the Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service.

3 hours ago

Hemisphere GNSS Inc agreed to settle false claims allegations...

Payne Moses

Arizona GPS company agrees to pay $2.6M to settle false claims allegations

Hemisphere GNSS Inc., an Arizona satellite GPS manufacturer, agreed to pay $2.6M to settle false claims allegations.

5 hours ago

Etta restaurant in Scottsdale to close temporarily after sale...

KTAR.com

Scottsdale restaurant Etta to close temporarily after sale

Etta, the Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant in Scottsdale Quarter, is temporarily closing for renovations beginning Monday.

5 hours ago

Judge serving justice in court...

KTAR.com

Phoenix man convicted of assaulting officer, human smuggling south of Tucson

A 55-year-old Phoenix man was convicted of crimes related to the assault of a federal officer and human smuggling last week.

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

Tempe seeking public input on accessible dwelling unit expansion