ADU in Raleigh

Raleigh Selected for Age-Friendly ADU Design Competition

Raleigh has been selected by AARP North Carolina, the R.L. Mace Universal Design Institute (UDI), and the Better Living Design Institute (BLD) as the next city for launching their Age-Friendly ADU design competition. The same design competition is also happening in cities around the US including Omaha, NE, Providence RI, Tucson, AZ, and Miami, FL.

The competition will challenge professional designers to create buildable ADU plans that have key and sufficient age-friendly universal design elements and are consistent with home styles found in the Raleigh area. The project aims to improve housing options for older adults and increase the housing supply for those who desire to age-in-place safely and independently. Winning designs will be eligible city’s online ADU Gallery and Fast Track program.

Those who are interested in submitting a design are encouraged to view a virtual information session and visit the ADU for U website.



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