Our recent projects

  • Faster ADU plan review times.
  • Prohibits local agencies from imposing strict requirements that exceed state mandates.
  • More flexible ADU size and set back requirements.
  • Allows ADUs for multi-family units and duplexes.
  • Prohibits local agencies charging “Impact Fees” for ADUs under 750 sq. ft.
  • Multiple ADUs within existing multifamily structures.
  • Two detached ADUs on a multi-family lot.
  • *Note each City and County will begin releasing its ADU rules and regulations in response to the new ADU laws in California and may not match that of the State.

Sebastian Grinwill

But what are ADUs?

ADUs have historically gone by several other names you may recognize such as granny flats, mother-in-law units, backyard homes, carriage house, secondary dwelling unit and as we fondly refer to them, Green Development.

Gregory Watson

How does this apply to me as a multifamily apartment owner?

If you are a multifamily building owner and your building is an attached duplex or larger by-right, you are allowed to add ADUs to your existing property. Multifamily ADUs are typically located in spaces formerly used as parking or storage inside an apartment building or added as new detached structure on the same lot.

Diane Henderson

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