Want to build a granny flat in California? Here are the new rules

By Jeff Collins

Provisions of the state’s new “accessory dwelling unit” or granny flat law include:

  • Prohibits sprinkler requirements if they are not required in the primary residence.
  • Eliminates parking restrictions when the home is located within a half mile of public transit, within one block of a car-share area, is within a historic district or is part of an existing residence or structure. Tandem parking — or one car parked behind another — is permitted.
  • Requires city staff approval without discretionary review by a governing body like, for example, a city council, for remodeling existing homes. The new or converted unit must meet building and [READ MORE HERE]

    Source: OC Register

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