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Accessory Dwelling Units

What are Accessory Dwelling Units?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are smaller, secondary independent housekeeping establishments located on the same lot as a principal dwelling. ADUs are independently habitable and provide the basic requirements of shelter, heating, cooking, and sanitation. 

The Division of Planning has put forth a proposal that would allow these small dwelling units of up to 800 square feet on all urban, single-family residential lots in Lexington. The details of the proposal, as well as links to past presentations and meeting materials, can be found using the resources below.

Notable Dates

  • July 19, 2018 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • March 21, 2019 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • April 10, 2019 - Public Input Meeting @ Lexington Senior Center
  • April 23, 2019 - Public Input Meeting @ Lexington Senior Center
  • May 7, 2019 - Public Input Meeting @ Lexington Senior Center
  • May 30, 2019 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • June 20, 2019 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • July 18, 2019 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • Aug. 20, 2019 - Public Input Meeting @ Lexington Senior Center
  • Aug. 29, 2019 - Planning Commission Work Session
  • Sept. 26, 2019 - Planning Commission Public Hearing (video)
  • Oct. 21, 2019 - Continuation of Planning Commission Public Hearing w/ Recommended Approval (video)
  • Nov. 19, 2019 - Urban County Council Work Session (video)
    • Referred to the Planning and Public Safety Committee