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File #: 2022-0672    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 8/22/2022 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/23/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Enactment date: 9/6/2022 Enactment #: 490
Effective date: 9/7/2022    
Title: Resolution calling for promoting affordable commercial and residential development in the City of Pittsburgh by exploring the expansion of the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs).
Sponsors: Deborah L. Gross, Erika Strassburger, Anthony Coghill, Theresa Kail-Smith, Bobby Wilson
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Resolution calling for promoting affordable commercial and residential development in the City of Pittsburgh by exploring the expansion of the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs).

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WHEREAS, The Housing Needs Assessment, provided to the City of Pittsburgh's Affordable Housing Task Force in 2016, reported that there is a citywide deficit of 14,896 units that are affordable and available to households earning 30% of the median household income or below, a figure that has undoubtedly grown since the inception of the COVID-19 Pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, the City has established housing affordability targets in its Affordable Housing Task Force Findings and Recommendations in 2016 to encourage the creation and protection of housing affordable to people from a range of ages, incomes, and family sizes; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh is currently facing an affordable housing crisis that will require a multi-faceted approach to address

WHEREAS, other jurisdictions have adopted various regulations for accessory dwelling units that could serve as a model for Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, a full reporting of the number, location, rents, and other characteristics of accessory dwelling units and detached accessory dwelling units in Pittsburgh and additional information and analysis of possible new policies or programs that could be implemented is critical for the City's consideration of possible modifications or implementation of new policies or programs for accessory dwelling units;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH THAT:

Section 1: The Council requests that the Department of City Planning and the Department of Permits, Licensing, and Inspections prepare a report on Pittsburgh's development regulations regarding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs), hereafter referred to together as ADU/DADUs. This report shall be provided to th...

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