What is an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) is a second smaller house on a homeowners residential lot. Common uses are:
1) rental income,
2) housing for multi generational and extended family. This allows family/community members a place to live offsetting expense of senior living facility and/or child care costs.
3) ADUs provide housing security for both homeowner and renter.
4) Two story ADUs can have a garage on lower level and housing/home office above garage, this creates much needed additional parking.
There are certain zoning restrictions for ADU construction. It's easy to find out if your property is zoned to allow an ADU. Go to www.denvergov.org, email- , or 720-865-3000.
CWC Construction and Remodel has experience with the process and can help you with architectural design and engineering to make your ADU a reality.