Lake Bluff recently passed an ordinance approving accessory dwelling units (ADUs). An ADU — commonly known as a coach house or in-law suite — is a second housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADUs can help communities meet the growing demand for housing, increase access to jobs and services, promote compact development, and support multigenerational living.
"Our residents are becoming more diverse as to age, income, and household structure, but our housing stock isn't adapting to these growing needs," said Village President Regis Charlot. "Lake Bluff is pursuing strategies to adapt, including 'missing middle' and ADU housing products that complement our continued interest in supporting traditional multifamily development at a reasonable scale."
Lake Bluff is part of a growing number of communities in northeastern Illinois diversifying their housing stock through ADUs. Learn what your community needs to know about ADUs.