The Island Guardian
Locally Owned & Operated
- islandguardian.com -
(360) 378-8243 - 305 Blair Avenue, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
The Island Guardian is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists
xx Home | News | Business | Environment | Lifestyles | Entertainment | Columnists | Archives | Classifieds | Nag
News
Current news
Government News
Political News
Service Organizations
Editorials
Obituaries
Guest Editorials
Business
Business
Real Estate
Environment
Environment
Weekly Nag
Weekly Nag
Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor
To Contact the Editor

Home » Archives » May 2006 » Proposed ADU Ordinance Fails To Address Density

[Previous entry: "Soll Unaware Of Our County Soul"] [Next entry: "Open Letter To Susan Robins"]

05/09/2006: "Proposed ADU Ordinance Fails To Address Density"


Dear Editor:

Regarding your recent article on the Proposed May 5 Ordinance on ADUS: Previous Story

As readers of my previous letter will recall, the only significant issue regarding ADU's is their impact on density. So, how does the proposed ordinance deal with that?

"Each detached accessory dwelling unit shall be counted as a separate dwelling unit for density calculations, except when allowed pursuant to an ADU permit."

That's it.

In fact, the proposed ordinance seems to be giving the finger to the whole issue of density:

> Every ...... accessory dwelling unit that do not meet the density requirement in which they are located [sic] will require an "ADU Permit."
> No more than one ADU Permit shall be issued to a property owner in any calendar year.


And finally, to really gild this particular lily:
> An application for a detached accessory dwelling unit shall include evidence of the availability on site of one equivalent residential unit [ERU] of water in addition to the water required for the principal residence." So an ADU is an ERU for water-use but not for density!

What's with those guys?

Bob Querry
San Juan


Lifestyles
Lifetstyles
Entertainment
Entertainment
Columnists
Tom Bauschke
John Evans
Mary Kalbert
Ron Keeshan
Gordy Petersen
Janice Peterson
Bruce Sallan
Terra Tamai
Amy Wynn
Classifieds
Classifieds
Helpful Links
Helpful Links
RSS Feed

Let the newspaper come to you with Real Simple Syndication

RSS Version


Web design by
The Computer Place

© 2008 The Island Guardian, Inc
All Rights Reserved.


Powered By Greymatter

To learn about this newspaper
or
how to place a free ad
or
to become contributor
click below:
About
The Island Guardian

or email:
publisher@
islandguardian.com