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Mordecai residents lead charge for backyard cottages in Raleigh

SEP 9, 2015

Some residents who live in the Mordecai neighborhood near downtown are trying to convince Raleigh leaders to allow backyard cottages, an idea that didn’t gain much traction three years ago.

The Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council plans to vote at its Tuesday meeting to petition the city to add backyard cottages to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance, which lays out development rules.

The cottages, which are typically smaller than 500 square feet, would be free-standing structures that could serve as rental units, guest suites or art studios.


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