As you may know, accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”) have been an interest of mine here for several years as one of the many ways that the California legislature has tried to address our housing shortage. For those of you who are not familiar with this subject, ADUs, which were formerly known under California law as “secondary units”, and which are also known as "granny flats" … [Read more...] about My own ADU project!
Accessory Dwelling Units
California goes all in to limit local opposition to ADUs
Entering a new decade, California is primed to implement several bills signed into law at the end of 2019 that seem poised to turbocharge the trend of making accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”) less expensive, easier to get approved, and much more common in the Golden State. Despite these salutary efforts, however, obstacles to the successful implementation of these laws still … [Read more...] about California goes all in to limit local opposition to ADUs
New California housing initiatives face resistance from some local jurisdictions and residents
California's dire housing crisis continues to rouse state lawmakers to legislative action, as I have noted previously in this blog. Literally hundreds of proposed statutory approaches to addressing this chronic situation have been introduced and are being debated in Sacramento, ranging from increased tenant protections to “upzoning” to streamlining the housing development … [Read more...] about New California housing initiatives face resistance from some local jurisdictions and residents
Coming here soon: A clearinghouse for resources and information about accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”)
Recently, I was talking with a couple of friends who work as inspectors with two municipal building departments on the Peninsula. We were discussing SB 1069, enacted in 2016 in order to encourage construction of additional housing units on residential property that has already been developed—these so-called “in-law” or “granny” units, denominated as accessory dwelling units … [Read more...] about Coming here soon: A clearinghouse for resources and information about accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”)