- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Cheyenne officials are considering a regulation that would take pressure off the Wyoming city’s tight housing market by allowing people to create extra living spaces on their property.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1ON61q5 ) that property owners are only allowed to add “accessory dwelling units” like basement apartments, garage apartments or apartments in buildings like carriage houses in certain zones and with several restrictions.

The new proposal would allow the dwellings in most types of residential lots and ease up on the restrictions, although some will remain in place.

The city estimates that between 13,600 and 17,500 new housing units will be needed by 2035. City documents point out that accessory dwellings could keep lessen the need to build subdivisions on the edge of the city.

The City Council will consider the ordinance Monday.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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