Answers to common questions. Your ADU FAQ.
Accessory Dwelling Unit – essentially a secondary living unit attached or detached from the main residence.
Firstly, you can convert the garage into an ADU.
Secondly, you can build an attached ADU to your residence.
Thirdly, you can build an ADU above your garage.
Lastly, you can build a stand-alone ADU and keep your garage if your lot has enough space
No, it can’t – it has to be a separate living unit.
If you are within a 1/2 mile radius from a bus stop – most likely no!
Yes you can with some height restrictions.
You can go up to 1200 sq. ft.
Most likely yes with some height restrictions.
It depends how much structural work is involved and for simple projects, no.
It depends on the structural work involved and for simple projects, no.
You can use either an architect or an engineer for your project.
Yes, a drafter can create a complete set for your ADU project. If a project requires an engineer, then he/she can stamp the drafting set.
Yes, you can install a separate water & electricity meter.
A lot of people usually!
But here are the key people.
Draftsman / architect
Your city Building & Safety dept.