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Chattanooga Passes ADU Ordinance City-Wide

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March 17, 2024

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On May 31, 2022, Chattanooga City Council passed a new ordinance to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) city-wide, taking effect two weeks later on June 14, 2022. Here’s what you should know about Chattanooga ADUs:

The definition of an ADU varies from place to place. Typically, this refers to a dwelling on a single family lot that is detached from the main home. Different municipalities have different conditions for types of structures that qualify, size of structure, and placement on the lot. Currently, Chattanooga’s ordinance allows for site-built construction only, not exceeding 700 sq ft, and located either to the side of the main home or in the backyard. There is also flexibility that allows for an ADU to be attached to the main home, above a garage, etc. (read the ordinance here).

While we know many Chattanoogans are interested in the tiny home lifestyle, it’s important to note that this ordinance does not include Tiny Homes on Wheels in its definition of an ADU. But here’s why we still feel this is an incredibly positive development:

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If you own a home in the city of Chattanooga, you can now build an ADU that can either be occupied by a full-time resident(s) or used as an investment property for short- or long-term rental. A few ways this positively impacts our community:

Wind River has plans to begin offering modular ADUs (not on wheels) in 2024! Subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social channels to stay in the loop.

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