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ADUs/JADUs

As of January 1, 2020, all residential properties in the City are eligible to create at minimum one Accessory Dwelling Unit and one Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit in addition to the existing home or homes built on the property. Accessory Dwelling Units – often called granny flats, mother-in-law’s quarters, back houses or second dwellings – are small, self-contained living units located within, attached to or on the same lot as another dwelling or dwellings. The State Legislature views ADUs and JADUs as an important tool for increasing the supply of housing within existing neighborhoods while avoiding the impacts of large-scale new development. The City recently released an FAQ for property owners interested in learning more about placing an ADU or a JADU on their property.