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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

City makes it easier to build 'small units'


May 23, 2019

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The City is trying to encourage more residents to consider building "Accessory Dwelling Units" by simplifying code.

The Springfield City Council has changed the development code, hoping to encourage builders to construct smaller housing units, an area city leaders say is necessary as one part of its affordable housing strategy.

Council members hope to make the building codes easier and, potentially, less expensive so builders are incentivized to create smaller housing units. The City also plans to promote awareness of the units and temporarily waived development charges from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are small, self-contained living quarters that are allowed in conju...

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