Glenwood Springs (City), Colorado
|Name||Tiny Home on Foundation (THOF) as ADUs|
|Municipality||Glenwood Springs (City)|
|Zoning Districts||Most Residential Zone Districts|
|Municipal Code||Title 070: Development Code; Section 070.030.040 - Accessory Uses and Structures|
|Authority||Community Development Department|
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a separate, complete dwelling unit that is for-rent and that is contained within a single family home or in a detached building on the same property.
An ADU is allowed in most of the City’s residential zone districts as long as the unit meets certain requirements, some of which include:
- The unit is not less than 300 square feet and not more than 1,000 square feet AND it does not exceed 55% of the floor area of the primary dwelling.
- The unit, if detached, is compatible with the primary dwelling.
- There is 1 off-street parking space provided on site for each bedroom in the unit.
- The unit complies with Building Code requirements.
- The unit complies with all setback and height requirements of the zone district in which it is located.
For more information about ADUs consult the Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide. It is very thorough. Although the code does not specifically mention tiny homes, the City is encouraging tiny homes on foundations that are no less than 300 square feet, and ADUs receives a break on system improvement fees.
If you are interested in constructing an ADU you are first required to submit an ADU application and an application for a building permit.
Need More Info?
For more information about ADUs consult the Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide.
Community Development Department
101 W. 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Updated: March 2021 – Loran
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