There are three ADU bills pending in the New Jersey Legislature. There is a local ADU ordinance pending in Montclair. In 2021, Maplewood, NJ and Princeton, NJ passed their new ADU ordinances. Public policy leaders across the nation are considering ADUs as a viable housing option for the future.
Learn more about ADUs and why public policy leaders support this new type of housing option.
Virtual Symposium: ADUs … What’s in it For You
DATE: May 20, 2022
MEDIA DELIVERY: ZOOM
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1.4 million Americans have added ADUs to their single family homes. Why?
- Provides new income stream to homeowner
- Improves property value
- Adds to local housing stock with low cost to Township
- Maintains character and integrity of neighborhoods
- Is an environmentally positive housing initiative
- Provides independent housing for extended family
- helps keep families together while living independently
- provides accessible housing for 50-plus relatives
- provides housing for grown children returning to nest
Program of the Day
Keynote Speaker: Eli Spevak: Eli is a commissioner on the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, co-founder of https://accessorydwellings.org/, owns his own construction/consulting firm (http://www.orangesplot.net/staff/), and is consultant to AARP where he was the author of AARP’s The ABCs of ADUs.
Peter Keating: Moderator, Investigative Journalist; MNDC Treasurer, Director of Montclair Chapter of United Way of Northern NJ
Zoe Baldwin: NJ Director, Regional Plan Association, leads research, planning, and advocacy that facilitate equitable, vibrant, and resilient communities through infrastructure and development
Laszlo Kiss: NJ architect with expertise in personalized service, progressive design concepts, and sustainable materials
Peter Yacobellis: Montclair Town Council Member at Large
Robin Seidon: Realtor and Founder of West of Hudson Real Estate Company
Wrap-Up Session: How Do We Do It Here?
Janice Tally: Montclair Town Planner
Marina Rubina: Princeton Architect, Innovative ADU designer
Symposium Organizing Committee:
Ann Lippel: President of Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place; Member of Montclair Housing Commission
Harold Simon: recently retired executive director of the National Housing Institute and publisher of Shelter Force. Mr. Simon is a long term member of the Montclair Housing Commission.
Frank Millspaugh: retired public broadcasting executive; Vice President of Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place
William L. Scott Sr.: Co-chair of Montclair Housing Commission, Chair of NAACP Housing Committee;
Susan Craig: Secretary of Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place
Ellie Bagli: Director of Public Relations for Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place
Marilyn Graham: Board Member, Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place
Peter Keating: Investigative Journalist; MNDC Treasurer, Director of Montclair Chapter of United Way of Northern NJ
Wendy Lacey: Proprietor of The General Store at Cornerstone Montclair, a business with a vision of fostering a community in which people of all abilities have opportunities for meaningful work, social engagement and active lifestyles.
Leslie Kunkin: Montclair Realtor
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