Council Adopts Changes to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Regulations

As
part of its effort to the increase housing diversity and affordability
in LFP, the City Council adopted changes to the City’s Accessory
Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Accessory Building regulations on February 24.
The Council took action after a public hearing on the matter in which a
majority of speakers spoke in favor of the changes.

The adopted
changes are very similar to those recommended by the City’s Planning
Commission last October. They include removal of the rear-yard
restriction, raising the height restriction to 25 feet to allow building
an apartment on top of a garage or other structure, and allowing both
an ADU and a detached ADU on lots of one acre or more. The minimum lot
size for a detached ADUs was also lowered from 15,000 square feet to
10,000. This change alone makes an additional 1600 lots eligible for a
detached ADU. Email the Planning Department for additional information.

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