(Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)

A sixth reading on more lax regulations for accessory dwelling units was final Tuesday night on changes that have been in the works for decades in Boulder and that were intended to allow more of the structures to be built in the city.

The issue was discussed briefly Tuesday, as Councilwoman Lisa Morzel asked what would happen if a currently illegal ADU owner attempted to get the dwelling into compliance in an area where the saturation limit has already been reached. "Very few" properties in the city will be impacted, senior planner Jay Sugnet said. "This will become a bigger problem in five to six years, is my prediction," when more ADUs have been created.

Structures disallowed due to saturation limit will be placed on a waiting list and allowed only if the number of ADUs in the area decreased. Sugnet recommended — and Councilwoman Jill Adler Grano supported — that council keep track of how many properties are wait listed and then revisit the idea of saturation limits in a few years.



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