The PlanCheckNC Program on Saturday, November 14 will include a discussion about the development of a City Ordinance regulating ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units). We will have the opportunity to discuss what is being considered and what it means for your community with a representative of the City Planning Department. This is an active issue that will establish the “by-right” regulations for ADUs. Now is the time for NCs review and comment. It will be too late once the ordinance is formalized and has been approved.
The City is in the process of responding to the provisions of AB 1866, Government Code §65852.150 et seq., which mandates ministerial processes for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in single family zones. That is the City Ordinance will provide the direction for implementing a State requirement. An Accessory Dwelling Unit, also called a granny flat, secondary dwelling unit, elder cottage housing opportunity (ECHO), or mother-daughter residence, is an apartment that can be located within the walls of a single-family home, an addition to an existing home, or a free-standing structure on the same lot.
In case you were not able to attend the workshops on this issue, the Workshop flyer, FAQs, Departmental Guidelines and the State Regulations are posted on the Planning Department Web site. This information may help you prepare for the discussion. Please share and discuss with your networks as well.
See you all on Saturday