The Boulder City Council has approved an update to its building code allowing for the placing of more tiny homes in the city’s residential areas.
The code update applies to structures measuring less than 400 square feet, restricting such homes to just two on a single property.
The update additionally spells out requirements for such tiny home building features as loft ceiling height, stair geometry, and loft egress windows.
Future tiny homes must also all be attached to a cement foundation, and connected to city utilities.
The new building code will become effective on July 1.
The code update is seen in part as a response to increased apartment rents in Boulder. According to the site rentcafe.com, the average rent today for an 800 square foot apartment in the city is just below $2,000 a month.
By Garry Boulard
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