The City identified accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as one viable strategy to help meet the dual goals of increasing housing options and density while maintaining and enhancing the quality of the community.
An abreviated summary of requirements for a backyard cottages in the City of Spokane are as follows. Contact for more specific information:
Allowable Lots: RA, RSF, RTF, RMF and RHD zones if the lot is 10,000 square feet and larger. If the lot is located on an alley the minimum lot size is 5,000 sq. ft.
Size: 600 sq. ft. maximum.
Style: to match primary residence
Parking: 1 additional space.
Occupancy: owner occupancy required in one of the two units.