Accessory Dwelling Units

An ADU is an accessory dwelling unit, that is a living space that is an accessory to a primary or principal dwelling. ADUs can be attached (internal to the home) or detached (in an accessary structure like a garage. This may include interior upper-level units, interior lower-level units, above-garage units, and garage conversions. ADUs are intended to create additional living space that may be rented out as traditional, year-long, rentals or for shorter time periods.

There will be several forums held to encourage conversation and provide information about ADUs:

Saturday, October 8, Waterfront Park, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (as part of Citizen Involvement Day)

Thursday, October 27, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, Patten Free Library, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2, Bath Senior Center, 11:00 a.m.

Come learn:

  • What is an accessory dwelling unit?
  • What has allowed the Bath ordinance?
What is in the new guidebook to ADU planning created by Age-Friendly Communities of the Lower Kennebec, the City of Bath, and Bath Housing in partnership with the 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant?

Planning for Accessory Dwelling Units Guidebook (September 2022)

Age-Friendly Communities of the Lower Kennebec (AFCLK) has created a webpage with information on how to plan for ADUs. To reach their site, click here.

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