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Planning commissioners finalize accessory dwelling recommendations


June 13, 2018

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week voted to recommend approval of new rules for building or siting accessory dwelling structures within the city limits.

In 2017, the state legislature approved a new law, Senate Bill 1051, allowing homeowners to build a small accessory structure for use as a residence. It requires cities to allow one accessory dwelling for each detached single-family dwelling on a property. An accessory dwelling may be an interior, a detached or an unattached residential structure.

The law takes effect July 1.

Cities and counties may create clear and objective re...

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