Housing made Attainable

Making housing possible for more in our community is a priority for Broomfield's future.


Broomfield's Housing Advisory Committee is exploring options to meet the recommendations of February's Housing Needs Study, which identified gaps in housing within Broomfield.


One of the recommendations was to improve product diversity and homeownership affordability. In that regard, the Housing Advisory Committee is researching the possibility of allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADU’s”) in areas where they can be accommodated in compliance with Code.

  • ADU's are separate living units, either detached or within the primary dwelling unit, that could be rented.
  • Many communities around the state have already implemented policies providing for ADU’s as one way to expand affordable housing options.
  • Your feedback below will be shared with City Council on November 20, 2018 as they consider moving forward with a draft ordinance around ADU's.

Give Your Feedback below as we work together to make housing possible.

Below is a depiction of the types of ADU's Broomfield is considering permitting under the Broomfield Municipal Code. Each ADU's design must be consistent with the primary home and the neighborhood, (no mobile homes, RV's or Trailers,) and an off-street parking requirement is being considered.

  • TYPE A: An accessory dwelling unit which is detached from the principal dwelling unit and considered a separate dwelling unit under the Residential Code.
  • TYPE B: An accessory dwelling unit located inside a single-family dwelling whose occupants and the occupants of the principal dwelling unit do not live together as a single household unit. Type B accessory dwelling units typically have a separate access from the principal dwelling unit. In this case, both the accessory dwelling unit and the principal dwelling unit to which it is accessory are considered separate dwelling units under the Residential Code.
  • TYPE C: An accessory dwelling unit located inside a single-family dwelling whose occupants and the occupants of the principal dwelling unit live together as a single household unit and which is not locked off from the principal dwelling unit. In this case, the accessory dwelling unit and principal dwelling unit shall be considered part of one dwelling unit under the Residential Code.

Making housing possible for more in our community is a priority for Broomfield's future.


Broomfield's Housing Advisory Committee is exploring options to meet the recommendations of February's Housing Needs Study, which identified gaps in housing within Broomfield.


One of the recommendations was to improve product diversity and homeownership affordability. In that regard, the Housing Advisory Committee is researching the possibility of allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADU’s”) in areas where they can be accommodated in compliance with Code.

  • ADU's are separate living units, either detached or within the primary dwelling unit, that could be rented.
  • Many communities around the state have already implemented policies providing for ADU’s as one way to expand affordable housing options.
  • Your feedback below will be shared with City Council on November 20, 2018 as they consider moving forward with a draft ordinance around ADU's.

Give Your Feedback below as we work together to make housing possible.

Below is a depiction of the types of ADU's Broomfield is considering permitting under the Broomfield Municipal Code. Each ADU's design must be consistent with the primary home and the neighborhood, (no mobile homes, RV's or Trailers,) and an off-street parking requirement is being considered.

  • TYPE A: An accessory dwelling unit which is detached from the principal dwelling unit and considered a separate dwelling unit under the Residential Code.
  • TYPE B: An accessory dwelling unit located inside a single-family dwelling whose occupants and the occupants of the principal dwelling unit do not live together as a single household unit. Type B accessory dwelling units typically have a separate access from the principal dwelling unit. In this case, both the accessory dwelling unit and the principal dwelling unit to which it is accessory are considered separate dwelling units under the Residential Code.
  • TYPE C: An accessory dwelling unit located inside a single-family dwelling whose occupants and the occupants of the principal dwelling unit live together as a single household unit and which is not locked off from the principal dwelling unit. In this case, the accessory dwelling unit and principal dwelling unit shall be considered part of one dwelling unit under the Residential Code.