Additional Dwelling Units
The Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot program allows owner occupants in the City of Boston to carve out space within their homes. They can create smaller, independent units, known as Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Early Adopter Cohort Pilot IIEarly Adopter Pilot
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PILOT?
Homeowners of one-, two-, or three-family buildings in Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale with:
- carriage houses
- accessory buildings, and
- underutilized garages.
PARTICIPATING HOMEOWNERS WILL HAVE PROPERTIES THAT MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Property with site access to allow for fire truck and emergency vehicles
- Owner-occupied, one-, two-, or three-family home
- Exterior structure larger than 150 square feet (minimum size based on sanitary code)
How to Apply
Complete the online application
City of Boston staff will review submitted applications and seek to have a range of representation along the following factors:
- Building Type (main structure)
- Building Type (existing exterior structure)
- Site conditions (access)
- Proximity to public transportation (including bus, subway, and commuter rail)
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS?
We will be accepting applications until Friday, April 15, 2022.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NOT SELECTED BUT STILL INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING THE PROGRESS?
Because we know that interest for this program may exceed our current capacity, we are committed to make all materials (including how to guides, recordings of workshops, etc.) available to all residents. At the end of the cohort program, we will be updating our ADU 2.0 webpage with all of the materials.