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File #: 220698    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 9/15/2022 Final action: 9/15/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, by enacting new sections to be known as Sections 88-305-15, Accessory Dwelling Units, and 88-810-005, Accessory Dwelling Unit, for the purpose of establishing regulations for accessory dwelling units to provide housing choice while preserving the character of neighborhoods; and directing the City Manager to report back to the Neighborhood, Planning and Development Committee one-year after the passage of this ordinance to revisit the owner-occupancy requirement.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas, Eric Bunch, Andrea Bough, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson
Attachments: 1. ADU Ordinance Factsheet, 2. 01_ADUs CPC Staff Report (2), 3. ADU Ordinance PPT, 4. 220698 CS TO ORG ORD - COM, 5. Authenticated Ordinance 220698 sub
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 220698

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Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, by enacting new sections to be known as Sections 88-305-15, Accessory Dwelling Units, and 88-810-005, Accessory Dwelling Unit, for the purpose of establishing regulations for accessory dwelling units to provide housing choice while preserving the character of neighborhoods; and directing the City Manager to report back to the Neighborhood, Planning and Development Committee one-year after the passage of this ordinance to revisit the owner-occupancy requirement.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by enacting new sections to be known as Section 88-305-15, Accessory Dwelling Units; and Section 88-810-005, Accessory Dwelling Unit; with said new sections to read as follows:

88-305-15 - ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
88-305-15-A. PURPOSE
Accessory dwelling units are a household living use that is accessory to and located on the same lot as the permitted principal use. The purpose of this section is to:
1. Meet the changing needs of the community;

2. Provide housing choice while preserving the character of the neighborhood in which it is located;

3. Respond to the changing economy and the necessity for many households to secure additional income; and

4. Reduce the cost of housing by increasing housing density and doing so in a manner:
a. that may be more compatible with neighborhoods where detached dwellings predominate; and

b. where the benefits of additional income are distributed throughout the community to the individual landowners and renters.

88-305-15-B. WHERE PERMITTED
Accessory dwelling units are permitted on any lot with a detached dwelling where the dwelling is the principal building, subject to certain standards.

88-305-15-C. GENERAL STANDARDS
1. Accessory dwelling units may be attached or detached from the principal dwelling unit. If attached they ...

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