City of Lexington Division of Aging and Disability Services Print
2018 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
The Division of Aging and Disability Services was able to create an accessible How To guide for creating Accessory Dwelling Units through grant money.
An anticipated change in the City of Lexington's zoning laws to permit ADUs inspired the creation of a Homeowner's Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units (pictured). To build interest in ADUs and provide locally-imagined examples for the publication, the University of Kentucky School of Design hosted an ADU design competition for students and alumni. Cash prizes were given to the first, second and third place winners from each group. The ADU manual that came out of the [AARP Community Challenge] grant is a tangible document that people can have in their hands to understand what we're talking about, it was crucial to helping us convey the message we needed in order to bring about change," said Chris Woodall, manager of long-range planning for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
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