Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a separate residential unit with livable space (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc.) in zoning districts that allow single-family and multi-family uses. ADUs go by many different names, including granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and more. The key distinction between an ADU and other types of detached structures, such as pool cabanas, is the inclusion of a kitchen in the ADU.  

On February 24, 2020, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2020-003 in response to changes in State law to promote the development of ADUs and JADUs, which took effect on January 1, 2020. 

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