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You’re Invited to the Altoona Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Competition Open House Event

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Roy Atkinson | Assistant City Administrator

ALTOONA, WI - We invite you to attend the Altoona Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Competition Open House EventThe American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) offered a grant in 2023 to assist communities in promoting construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in their communities.  The City applied and was awarded a $10,000 grant. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023/6pm at the Fish House at Altoona City Park, contestants will present their proposals to the selection committee and winners will be awarded contest prizes. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

What is an ADU?
Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU, per City Ordinance, "means a dwelling unit with complete living facilities (e.g., sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom, egress) sharing the parcel of a larger, principal dwelling structure, is clearly accessory and subordinate to that principal dwelling, and has been designed or configured to be used as a separate, independent dwelling unit established by permit." (City of Altoona Ordinance Section 19.61.040). The City currently has an ordinance that allows ADUs under certain circumstances.

Event Details
Groups that submitted their designs will present their plans to a volunteer committee at this public open house. Afterward, the committee will select winners who will receive cash prizes for the top three designs as described below:

ADU Design Contest Prizes
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,500
3rd Place: $1,500

Location
Fish House at Altoona City Park
418 9th St W, Altoona, WI 54720

Date
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Time
6:00 PM