ADU in Lakewood, WA?

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I'm doing some research on possibly converting a detached garage into an ADU in Lakewood, WA. From reading the current law, it seems like the home or ADU has to be owner occupant 6 months out of the year (C2)? Does that mean after 6 months, the owner doesn't have to live there? Am I interpreting this right?

https://lakewood.municipal.codes/LMC/18A.70.313

@Greg Cobb , from my short research, it seemed like the rules are changing. Owners do not have to live on the property anymore according to the link below.

http://www.seattle.gov/sdci/permits/common-projects/accessory-dwelling-units

I decided not to go with the ADU for this certain situation as it may turn away some tenants with "living" with someone else.