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Dan Rodricks: Backyard bungalows and granny flats, the ADU movement coming to Maryland

August 25, 2023

Listening to proponents and opponents of “accessory dwelling units” — garages converted to small homes, in-law flats, basement apartments — this seems obvious: Proponents bring fresh ideas and common sense to the nation’s housing shortage; opponents offer only tired arguments. Opponents say what they always say when advocates or developers propose more affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families: It will bring crime and increased traffic to nice neighborhoods, burden schools and disrupt “the character of our community.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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