Pennington County Commissioners approve changes for accessory dwellings
The Pennington County Commissioners approved changes for accessory dwellings in the county.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Tuesday, the Pennington County Commission approved changes to the zoning ordinance for accessory dwellings.
One of the changes – maximum measurements for something like a garage converted into an apartment, it’s now 700-square feet, as opposed to 500.
Some commissioners say that their voters say 500 feet wasn’t enough.
“They just didn’t think that was enough room to put a family member in and so a basic consensus was let’s compromise at 700 square feet,” said Pennington County Commission Vice Chair, Ron Rossknecht.”
There’s also a change with the long-term rental of a single family residence.
The commissioners voted to approve it to four consecutive weeks or longer.