Assembly votes in support of new types of housing units


September 8, 2022

New housing opportunities may be on the horizon following the Petersburg Borough Assembly's approval of Ordinance #2022-12 in its first reading Tuesday.

The new ordinance, which received a 6-0 vote with Vice Mayor Jeigh Stanton Gregor excused, is designed to allow tiny houses, detached accessory dwellings, and multiple buildings on a single lot-all within Service Area 1.

Assembly Member Thomas Fine-Walsh, who brought the ordinance forward, summarized its three parts and said he believed the updates to the code could encourage the private sector to develop more housing.

"I think there are a...

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