Accessory Dwelling Units were previously called Secondary Dwelling Units and are small homes, no larger than 800 sq. ft. that can have a 300 sq. ft. unheated garage. ADUs have become an issue because of potential City of Eugene code changes which if adopted could affect how you and neighbors use your properties and streets. The changes could provide more housing over the next 20 years, but whether it meets the affordable, low income housing needs is questionable.
  Last year the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1051 which requires cities to allow ADUs. Eugene presently allows ADUs. Eugene City Council is considering additional ADU code changes since they where last amended in 2014.
  This survey seeks to inform, have you consider outcomes, and to gather the opinion of SHiNA residents on some of the code changes being considered. The responses will be anonymously summarized and shared with the City Council.

  Please answer this online survey once, if you live, own property or own/work at a business in SHiNA.
  (Please Respond by June 23rd)

  The following questions are included in the online survey and address some top issues with ADUs in the R-1 (single-family residential) zone: owner-occupancy, counting ADUs as a dwelling towards the maximum zone density, minimum lot size, size of ADUs, system development charges (SDCs), and parking.

Currently owner-occupancy is required for either the primary house or the accessory dwelling unit in R-1.

Should a property owner reside on the property in order to have an ADU?

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* 1. Currently owner-occupancy is required for either the primary house or the accessory dwelling unit in R-1.

Should a property owner reside on the property in order to have an ADU?

Currently the R-1 zone limits density to 14 dwellings per acre and ADUs are not counted as a dwelling towards the maximum zone density. 

Should ADUs be included in the zone density count?

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* 2. Currently the R-1 zone limits density to 14 dwellings per acre and ADUs are not counted as a dwelling towards the maximum zone density. 

Should ADUs be included in the zone density count?

Currently a minimum lot size of 6,100 square feet is required to have an ADU.

Should this minimum lot size be reduced? 

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* 3. Currently a minimum lot size of 6,100 square feet is required to have an ADU.

Should this minimum lot size be reduced? 

If yes (to question #3), to what minimum size?

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* 4. If yes (to question #3), to what minimum size?

Currently the maximum size for ADUs is 800 square feet and they can have a 300 sq. ft. unheated garage.

Should the size of ADUs be increased?

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* 5. Currently the maximum size for ADUs is 800 square feet and they can have a 300 sq. ft. unheated garage.

Should the size of ADUs be increased?

If yes (to question #5), to what maximum size?

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* 6. If yes (to question #5), to what maximum size?

Currently Springfield has temporarily waived System Development Charges (SDCs) to encourage the building of ADUs by lowering costs (~$10,000). SDCs are new construction costs that the city and county governments collect to mitigate associated building costs for the increased capacity of streets, stormwater, sewer and park needs.

Should Eugene waive or reduce (according to building size) System Development Charges (SDCs) for ADUs?

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* 7. Currently Springfield has temporarily waived System Development Charges (SDCs) to encourage the building of ADUs by lowering costs (~$10,000). SDCs are new construction costs that the city and county governments collect to mitigate associated building costs for the increased capacity of streets, stormwater, sewer and park needs.

Should Eugene waive or reduce (according to building size) System Development Charges (SDCs) for ADUs?

Currently ADUs are required to have one onsite parking space.

Should the one onsite parking requirement continue?

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* 8. Currently ADUs are required to have one onsite parking space.

Should the one onsite parking requirement continue?

Please provide comment here.

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* 9. Please provide comment here.

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