Dallas May Let Homeowners Build, Rent Garage Apartments and ‘granny Flats' After All

There's a little place for rent in Hollywood Heights for $750 a month -- a modest-looking 650-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment behind a 1935 house a short swing away from Tenison Park Golf Course. If you have a little extra coin and don't need as much space, there's another within walking distance of Bishop Arts for $995. It's a little smaller but completely remodeled -- shiny shades of gray and white. Looks almost, dare I say, Uptown.Both Craigslist offerings are garage apartments, which aren't easy scores in this city -- because garage apartments aren't allowed in most residential neighborhoods in Dallas. You technically can't rent them, unless they were built before 1946. And you certainly can't build them anywhere, unless a special city panel gives you the OK.  Continue reading...

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