Accessory Dwelling Units: A Guide to Accessory Apartments in Charlottesville, VA


By: City of Charlottesville
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Accessory Dwelling Units

This local guide explains property owner options for developing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Charlottesville, Virginia. The introduction defines different types of ADUs, clarifies which property owners can develop ADUs, outlines basic planning considerations, and discusses individual and collective benefits. The remaining chapters explore project scoping, design, and construction, and the appendices include definitions and relevant building code sections.

Charlottesville, VA

2010 Population: 43,475

2010 Population Density: 4,246.43/square mile