That took you three years? ... A minor victory amid so many losses ... And he's snacktastic.
I have yet to figure out how these so-called casitas are going to accommodate FAMILIES. If I were to put one in my yard, it would be less than 600 sq feet. Rather small for a family unless they are sardines. Great for one person though. Granted some properties can accommodate larger casitas, but this is like one of those teeny tiny band aids. Rent control would help immensely and better control of short-term rentals.
I forgot to add. AFFORDABLE???? Who will be able to afford this type of housing that truly needs it? We need workforce housing, not affordable housing. Huge difference. And when I talk to most of my friends and neighbors, we all agree that we could not afford the ghastly designed housing that is going up these days unless we had several roommates which we don't want.
I hope the casitas will help younger folks (Flagstaff needs something like that desperately) but everyone I know who has space for a casita says they'd use it for Airbnb. It's a "step forward" the way getting kicked in back of the head also moves a person forward.
I'm too lazy to do my own research, but does anyone know how HOAs impact the plan for casitas? Since most of us live in HOA communities with tough rules, I sure hope there is a provision to force HOAs to allow casitas without the HOA exercising any discretion on the matter.