The View from Ward 2: Issue #47

Accessory Dwelling Unit Update

Courtesy of AARP
Last week I met with the Planning & Development Department to discuss their research on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are independent dwelling units, with facilities for sleeping and a kitchen and full bath, that are on the same property as a larger, primary dwelling unit. Our discussion focused on what type of ADU would serve our community best and what changes, if any, will have to be made to facilitate the construction of ADUs in Lakewood.  The Planning & Development Department made several recommendations on how we can encourage investment in ADUs, including increasing the allowable primary lot coverage in all single and two-family districts while maintaining existing setbacks. I am looking forward to further collaboration with the Planning & Development Department to ensure that we can provide this option to promote ageing in place in Lakewood.

Reporting ADA Compliance Issues

If you observe an ADA accessibility issue on any property owned and maintained by the City, you can now file a report on the Report A Problem Portal.  Simply choose “ADA Accessibility Issue on Public Property” from the drop-down list and complete the form. This new feature is a result of the work of the ADA Task Force, Councilmember Sarah Kepple, Chief of Staff John Storey, and Lakewood’s IT Department. Great job, everyone.

Lakewood AF Grand Opening

Last week, Lakewood AF on Madison Ave opened its doors. Lakewood AF is a collaboration between Daniel Ang, a Ward 2 resident and owner of Dang Good Foods, and Cassandra Fear, owner of Fear’s Confections. The shop serves poke (a dish containing raw, marinated fish that is tossed over rice and topped with vegetable and sauces) and ice cream. Please join me in officially welcoming Lakewood AF to the community! You can read more about the new joint venture here.
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