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accessory apartment

noun
1.
a self-contained living area within a single-family home, as for an aging parent.
Also called in-law apartment; especially British, granny flat.
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  • Similarly, some ordinances require that the occupants of the accessory apartment be related to the homeowner, while others do not.
  • It may also be referred to as a second unit, accessory apartment, or accessory dwelling unit.
  • The accessory apartment will be located in an existing dwelling and will not require major external changes.
  • The smaller addition would be one story and not provide for an accessory apartment.
  • Request to construct single family with accessory apartment.
  • If as an accessory apartment, a use variance would be required.

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