building code

Let’s Hear it For “Granny Flats!!”

Also Known as, “The Apartment Over the Garage” “A push began Friday to eliminate zoning rules that bar single-family homeowners from building an additional unit on their property, sometimes known as a “granny flat.” So-called accessory dwelling units are illegal in Minneapolis‘ single-family residential zones, outside of an area around Ventura Village established in 2001. Advocates say they are...
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The "Non-Conforming" Catch-All

Missing by a Little — Or a Lot? What does a “non-conforming bedroom” look like? When it comes to real estate listings, it could mean a lot of things. At one extreme, a Realtor might list a bedroom as “non-conforming” because the egress window is smaller than allowed by code, or there’s no closet. At...
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