Charlotte County Commissioners postponed Tuesday the first of two public hearings on changing an existing county code to allow alternative housing units, after a number of concerns were raised.
The amended code would allow homeowners to convert a garage, for instance, into an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, for a family member, such as a parent or grandparent. It also would allow duplex units in certain areas zoned for residential single-family units.
Exempt would be neighborhoods with deed restrictions and areas in a Coastal High Hazard Area on Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps.
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