Welcome to the City of Reno Accessory Dwelling Unit Survey

Based on recommendations from technical research and public input collected during the update of the Master Plan, the City of Reno is considering an ordinance that would allow for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built within certain locations of the city. Your input is needed to help better understand the potential issues and opportunities related to ADUs. We are looking for your feedback on how ADUs are designed and the locations where they may be allowed. If the City moves forward with the ordinance, your input will be used to help guide the creation of development standards for ADUs. 

This survey is designed to allow you to provide as much input as you would like and for which you have time. There are multiple choice questions and open ended questions. None of the questions are required. Your feedback is very important to us!
Before you jump into the survey, here is some basic information about ADUs:
What is an ADU?
  • An ADU is a residential unit built on the same lot as an existing single family home.
  • An ADU is commonly referred to as a granny flat or in-law quarters.
  • ADUs typically provide complete living facilities, including a kitchen.
  • An ADU may be attached to or detached from the primary home.

What are the benefits of ADUs?
  • Expand housing options available to residents.
  • Allow for multi-generational families to live together on the same lot. 
  • Provide a new type of affordable housing to the area. 
  • Can increase the property value of a home and potentially provide a way for homeowners to earn extra income.

Why is the City of Reno considering allowing ADUs?
  • As part of the Master Plan update process, the City of Reno completed a study called The Housing Demand and Forecast Needs Assessment in August 2016. The research shows a need to provide more diverse housing options to meet the needs of residents. 
  • Through the ReImagine Reno public process, participants expressed support for ADUs within certain neighborhoods and under certain design standards. 

Thank you for participating in our survey!

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