Call it a granny flat, an “accessory dwelling unit” or a kind of tiny house, but Atlanta’s considering legalizing backyard housing across more of the city — and several more zoning changes meant to increase density.
MARTA is seeking a developer to build a mixed use project, complete with affordable housing, at its Kensington Station, which is located in eastern DeKalb County between Avondale Estates and I-285. One potential stumbling block is the existing zoning of the property.
Atlanta’s rising housing costs are now clearly on the national stage, given their prominence in a recent White House report. The report’s toolkit of policies already is being cited in talks in Atlanta about how to promote the supply of affordable housing.