The Lowell City Council held a special meeting on Monday, August 28, 2023, to continue work on the proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) zoning amendment. The Council devoted the full 3.5 hours of this meeting to ADUs and moved closer to final action on the proposal. Much of the time was spent offering, debating, and voting on various amendments. In the end, the Council referred the draft ordinance and all the enacted amendments to the city’s Law Department to draft a fresh version of the ordinance which would then return to the Council for a “first reading.” At that point, the Council typically refers the amended ordinance to a public hearing that would be at least two weeks in the future. At that meeting, people could again speak on the proposal, Councilors will debate it and perhaps even take a final vote on it.