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