Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats",  have been an ongoing topic in the Mordecai CAC since 2011

In October, 2015, residents of the Mordecai neighborhood presented a Petition of Citizens to the Raleigh City Council requesting that a process be initiated to permit “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADUs) in the Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council. The request followed a NCSU student project exploring ADU opportunities in the neighborhood.

Please read the following articles (listed chronologically).  If you have comments or feedback about this ongoing issue, please feel free to contact Philip Bernard, who has led the Mordecai CAC efforts to have our community approved as a pilot area for ADUs.  

  • June 11, 2018: Get your ADU-cation! Monday, June 11 Citizens came together at Stag's Head on Glenwood Ave to learn more about Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADU's. Charles Dillard, who helped manage the research and development of this program for the City of Raleigh, spoke about what these housing units are, and how they can help solve some of the issues our growing city is facing. 

  • May 23, 2018  ADU Meeting:  ADUs were on the Growth and Natural Resource Committee agenda Wednesday 5/23 at 4 pm at City Hall (222 Hargett Street, Council Chambers). Residents representing all sides of the issue were allowed to speak at this public forum.$file/20180523GNRPLANtc-3-17adod.pdf
  • 5/22/18 Want a place for the in-laws in Raleigh? You might have to ask your neighbors first. The city's Growth and Natural Resources Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday 5/23 at the Raleigh Municipal Building to discuss a potential special district that allows backyard cottages, but only after a resident applies for it. The draft proposal not only regulates the size, height and how to access the structure, but it states that the district must be a minimum of 15 contiguous acres and that a majority of property owners have to agree to be within the district.