Shelterforce ADU Series

Shelterforce recently developed a six part series on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units). While there is currently no hope of meaningful zoning reform in Grand Rapids, MI I believe this remains a critical topic to track as ADUs should be the clearest path for residents to invest in their own neighborhoods - right on their own property.

A related resource, particularly related to financing, is the previous UrbanGR post about the ADU Convening which The City of Grand Rapids barely participated in, in 2020. The Day#2 presentation "Financing and Access to Capital for Low/Fixed Income Homeowners" contains valuable info on presently available financing options.

Also related is UrbanGR's Zoning: Accessory Dwelling Units which remains the only accurate summary of the city's ADU related zoning.