ADU proposal

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are smaller, secondary independent housekeeping establishments located on the same lot as a principal dwelling. ADUs are independently habitable and provide the basic requirements of shelter, heating, cooking, and sanitation. 

The Division of Planning has put forth a proposal that would allow these small dwelling units of up to 800 square feet on all urban, single-family residential lots in Lexington. The details of the proposal and the ADU process can be found in the resources below.

ADU facts

Public input opportunities

Would you like to provide feedback on the ADU proposal?

Attend the public input meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Center, and/or complete our short Google form.

Google feedback form

Let us know if we'll see you at our next meeting!

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ADU manual


Planning Commission work session presentations
July 19, 2018
March 21, 2019
May 30, 2019
June 20, 2019
July 18, 2019

ADU public input session presentations
April/May 2019

Upcoming meetings

You can follow the progress of the ADU proposal through these upcoming meetings:

Aug. 20, 2019, 6 p.m.
Public input meeting at the Lexington Senior Center (registration information above)

Aug. 29, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Planning Commission work session, 3rd floor Phoenix Building

Sept. 5, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Draft text presentation to the Zoning Committee - Phoenix Building 7th floor conference room

Sept. 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Planning Commission public hearing, 2nd floor Council Chamber, Government Center

Urban County Council action to follow, fall 2019