Proposed bill released to encourage construction of Backyard Cottages

Last week, Councilmember Mike O’Brien released a proposal that would make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units in Seattle. According to O’Brien, as of December 2015, 221 backyard cottages had been constructed or permitted in Seattle since Council authorized their use in 2009, despite approximately 75,000 single-family lots that are […]

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