Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Resources

Encouraging the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) is one of the City's 13 Housing Strategies (Strategy 4). ADUs are a form of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), given their smaller square footage and their ability to use existing infrastructure such as streets, water, and sewer. These smaller units help to quickly expand housing stock - especially if they're utilized as long-term rentals - and they can also give homeowners the opportunity to generate income from their property.

Below are some resources currently offered by the City of Grand Junction to support community members in developing ADUs.


In March of 2023, the City adopted Ordinance No. 5136 (PDF), which established an ADU Production Program to incentivize and support the construction of ADUs. Those who receive incentives through the program will commit to keeping their ADUs as long-term rentals for a certain period of years. Applications for the program will open Monday, April 17, 2023.

Incentives will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must have a planning clearance number before submitting an application to the APP. Planning clearances that were submitted before April 17 but are still in review may be accepted. Planning clearances that were approved before April 17 will NOT be eligible for the APP.


This 10-page ADU toolkit (PDF) / Kit de herramientas de ADU (ESP) (PDF) provides general information on ADU types, costs, financing, as well as the City of Grand Junction development review process. There are also extra resources located throughout the toolkit which can be accessed by scanning a QR code with a smartphone. Alternatively, the links to those extra resources can be found below:


Held quarterly, these workshops are an opportunity to learn more about the ADU development process directly from City staff. Sign up for upcoming ADU workshops here.