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These pre-approved plans may be used for a primary house, secondary, or cottage housing. 

To encourage housing, the City has developed pre-approved construction plans. Each of the plans is designed to be less than 900 square feet (SF). 

There are four layout options, each with two different exterior styles – modern or traditional. To get started follow each of the steps below.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Choose Your Design

Leavenworth has four pre-approved designs. When reviewing designs think about the overall space available on your property including setback requirements, lot coverage, and one additional parking space required for this size dwelling. The Site Plan overview can provide some guidance.

When you’re ready to proceed, connect with the designer to begin the licensing process.

License the Plan

Connect with the designer to license your preferred plan.

Prepare Your Application

Prepare your Site Plan or ask your designer to help you with this step.

Review the Residential Building Permit Requirements, and then fill out the building permit and indicate that you are submitting pre-approved plans, see Building Permit Application

Ask if your project will require other permits, including but not limited to, driveway, water/sewer, right-of-way.

Get Your Permit

Good news! By choosing a pre-approved design, the permitting process streamlined. You can generally expect your building permit within a few weeks. 

Once the review is complete and you have paid your permit fee, the building permit will be issued and you can begin construction.

Pre-Approved Housing Plans

Alpine – 1 bed, 1 bath 455 SF

At 455 SF, ALPINE provides an efficient living space with a single bedroom and full bath.

This design includes an open kitchen, dining, and living space and a covered entry porch.

Maple – 2 bed, 1 bath 665 SF

At 665 SF, MAPLE is a two-bedroom cottage consisting of a central entry porch with an open functional living space on one side and sleeping spaces on the other, separated by the utility core. This design features both a large and small bedroom, each containing a full-size closet. It provides full amenities and storage in a condensed, efficient footprint.

Juniper – 1 bed, 1 bath (Maple appearance reconfigured to be ADA accessible) 665 SF

JUNIPER (ADA) is a 665 SF one-bedroom accessible unit is based on the same footprint and structure as the Maple.  It contains a single bedroom, and a bathroom designed for ease of circulation and larger clearances around fixtures and bedroom furniture. Featuring an open kitchen, dining, and living area and a full walk-in closet with washer & dryer, this design is flexible and economical.

Elm – 2 bed, 1 bath 891 SF

ELM is a 891 SF two-bedroom, two story unit. This design includes a single-car garage with a ground floor bedroom and entry. The second story contains the second bedroom, bathroom, and open living space which is functional and flexible.

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Alpine Unit 455 SF

At 455 SF, ALPINE provides a cozy and efficient living space with a single bedroom and full bath. This design includes an open kitchen, dining, and living space and a covered entry porch.

Each plan option is designed to be adaptable enough to work with a traditional style gable roof as well as a more modern shed roof. This allows each of these options to be customizable with siding selection and paint finishes to fit the character of each new site location.

Features:

  • One bedroom with a closet
  • Full bathroom
  • Galley kitchen
  • Front entry porch
  • In-unit stacked W/D

The Designer:

Syndicate Smith LLC is a full service architectural design studio located in Leavenworth, Washington. 

They have worked with the City of Leavenworth to develop these pre-approved ADU plans and look forward to helping create more housing options in our town. 

Please visit www.syndicatesmith.com for more information about how to license the plans, have a site plan developed, and additional construction administration services offered for this program.

Maple Unit 665 SF

At 665 SF, MAPLE is a cozy two-bedroom cottage consisting of a central entry porch with an open functional living space on one side and sleeping spaces on the other, separated by the utility core. This design features both a large and small bedroom, each containing a full-size closet. It provides full amenities and ample storage in a condensed, efficient footprint.

Each plan option is designed to be adaptable enough to work with a traditional style gable roof as well as a more modern shed roof. This allows each of these options to be customizable with siding selection and paint finishes to fit the character of each new site location.

Features:

  • Two bedrooms w/ full sized closets
  • Open concept kitchen, dining & living
  • In-unit stacked W/D
  • Kitchen w/ pantry
  • Covered front entry porch

The Designer:

Syndicate Smith LLC is a full service architectural design studio located in Leavenworth, Washington. 

They have worked with the City of Leavenworth to develop these pre-approved ADU plans and look forward to helping create more housing options in our town. 

Please visit www.syndicatesmith.com for more information about how to license the plans, have a site plan developed, and additional construction administration services offered for this program.

Juniper Unit 665 SF

JUNIPER (ADA) is a 665 SF one-bedroom accessible unit is based on the same footprint and structure as the Maple.  It contains a single bedroom, opening up the spaces to allow for ease of circulation and larger clearances around fixtures and bedroom furniture. Featuring an open kitchen, dining, and living area and a full walk-in closet with washer & dryer, this design is flexible and economical.

Each plan option is designed to be adaptable enough to work with a traditional style gable roof as well as a more modern shed roof. This allows each of these options to be customizable with siding selection and paint finishes to fit the character of each new site location.

Features:

  • Large bedroom
  • Walk-in closet with W/D
  • Covered front entry porch
  • Fully accessible bathroom w/ roll-in shower
  • Open concept kitchen, dining & living

The Designer:

Syndicate Smith LLC is a full service architectural design studio located in Leavenworth, Washington. 

They have worked with the City of Leavenworth to develop these pre-approved ADU plans and look forward to helping create more housing options in our town. 

Please visit www.syndicatesmith.com for more information about how to license the plans, have a site plan developed, and additional construction administration services offered for this program.

Elm Unit 891 SF

ELM is a 891 SF two-bedroom, two story unit. This design includes a single-car garage which can be utilized by either the occupants or main house residents, as well as a ground floor bedroom and entry. The second story contains the second bedroom, bathroom, and open living space which is functional and flexible.

Each plan option is designed to be adaptable enough to work with a traditional style gable roof as well as a more modern shed roof. This allows each of these options to be customizable with siding selection and paint finishes to fit the character of each new site location.

Features:

  • One car garage w/ private entrance
  • Two bedrooms w/ full sized closets
  • Storage space
  • Full bath
  • Stacked W/D in-unit
  • Open concept kitchen, dining & living
  • Front entry porch

The Designer:

Syndicate Smith LLC is a full service architectural design studio located in Leavenworth, Washington. 

They have worked with the City of Leavenworth to develop these pre-approved ADU plans and look forward to helping create more housing options in our town. 

Please visit www.syndicatesmith.com for more information about how to license the plans, have a site plan developed, and additional construction administration services offered for this program.