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Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance Begins May 1st

Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance Begins May 1st

City Council approved an ordinance that allows for the creation of Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) in five areas during a pilot program starting May 1st. Uptown is part of the North zone. The ordinance legalizes new coach houses and allows apartment owners to convert basement or attic units into new homes in the pilot areas. Read the full ordinance here.

For new landlords, check out the Chicagoland Apartment Association’s one pager on The Keys to Managing a Chicago Property.

The Department of Buildings will be begin accepting applications for new coach houses and conversion units on May 1st.