Expanding ADU Access in Boston
The Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a self-contained residential living unit. They can provide additional income for homeowners and flexible, separate living arrangements for families to age in place, or support relatives or children while still maintaining their privacy.
To demonstrate what is possible and learn what barriers residents face, we conducted pilots and demonstration projects. This work led to zoning relief for ADU 1.0 (building an ADU within the footprint of your home). We are continuing work to expand ADUs to include backyard units. To stay up to date on the future of the ADU program, sign up for our email list.