The Accessory Apartments Initiative
An accessory apartment is a self-contained housing unit within a main
residence or a separate building on a property. Both the landlord and the
renter benefit from such arrangements:
- --Extra income or bartered help can be advantageous for landlords, who may live alone, and thus gain increased security and safety.
- --Weekend homeowners have the added peace of mind that comes with having someone in residence full-time.
- --For the young workers it attracts, the accessory apartment is another option to traditional housing in Kent. Many of these renters in Kent hold jobs that are essential to the social and economic health of the town.
Any homeowner living outside the Town Center zone can work with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Building Department to create an accessory apartment. A brochure with step-by-step guidance, from design to tenant selection, is available from Jocelyn Ayer of the Regional Planning Collaborative at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the program can be found at
--In Kent you can call
Bill Bachrach at 860-927-3321.
- Kent Building Inspector and Fire Marshall:
Joe Manley and Stan MacMillan, 860-927-4556