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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): The View from Betton Hills


Sorry, this is a long article . . . sometimes an issue just doesn’t fit into a soundbite.  This is one of them.  The article presents the vote results and interpretation, additional information regarding ADUs, and the BHNA’s intentions for improving the proposed ordinance and integrating ADUs within Betton Hills.

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Good for Betton?


The City would like make it easier for homeowners to build/use Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).   ADUs are frequently called mother-in-law cottages, caretaker house, etc. 

The BHNA is seeking your position on ADUs so we can determine a neighborhood position to present to the city commission.  Please read the article, then write your comments on the Betton Hills Facebook Group or email me at

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Old Willis Dairy: Responsive Governance in Action


Should a commercial establishment be allowed in a neighborhood?  In this case, it’s the Old Willis Dairy, now an event venue.  Should it be allowed to continue operations within the neighborhood of Betton Oaks?  Recently, the City Commission suggested that a Planned Unit Development (PUD) type of zoning be pursued, a decision that nearby neighborhoods and the Willis’ can consider an example of responsive governance. 

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