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Streamlining Policy, Planning, Codes for ADUs

SESSION FIVE - RECORDED NOVEMBER 11TH, 2020

At the start of 2020, new legislative changes governing ADUs 和 secondary building units have gone into effect in California to promote more housing on existing single 和 multi-family residential lots. 的 most recent set of laws has removed many of the zoning obstacles like requiring off-street parking in most cases, minimum lot sizes, 然而, this has led to emerging tensions between confused homeowners, 承包商, understaffed 和 underprepared permitting offices. 的 rules at the state level still need to be adopted 和 customized by jurisdiction, cities 和 counties are in very different stages of adopting new policies with very different practices 和 resources for homeowners 和 builders.

除了, ADU’s are required to pass the current residential building codes, 然而, some of these codes—especially California’s ambitious energy 和 green building codes—may need to be right sized for these smaller homes to be more accessible 和 comfortable to live in. In this session we explore how we might address some of these challenges 和 explore some best practices 和 approaches by welcoming three different perspectives on policies, planning 和 code for ADUs.

Learn more about this series 在这里

主办:

达林Ranelletti

As Policy Director for Housing Security, Darin works to promote safe, 健康的, 负担得起的, stable housing in the 奥克兰的城市 和 recognizes ADUs as part of the solution. 

演讲嘉宾:

佩吉·詹森

Peggy is the Deputy County Manager for the County of San Mateo. She leads their task force for the 第二单元中心, a program to empower homeowners to build second units 和 help increase the 负担得起的 housing supply in the County.

“Over 70% of San Mateo County are single family. We have l和 available, we have equity available. And the thought was ADUs could very well be a solution for 负担得起的 housing.”

-佩吉·詹森

莎拉Shull

随着 圣何塞市ADU的盟友, Sarah helps guide homeowners 和 building professionals through the process of building an ADU 和 accessing the City’s pre-approved ADU designs, financing options 和 educational workshops.

“Education 和 helping homeowners underst和 w在这里 their money is going is really important. Homeowners want to know: how do I pay for it? How long is it going to take? How many professional teams do I need in my corner? And do I want to do this with all of this information?”

——莎拉Shull

韦斯阴沉

Wes is Director of the LEED项目 team at the US Green Building Council. He leads the organization’s technical alignment with LEED 和 green building codes, directs Materials 和 Resources activities for the USGBC. 

“With climate change, codes have had to pick up new strategies 和 techniques, but that often means more complexity. California building code, which is one of the best in the world, 大约有6,000 pages in it currently, but that is a lot to get through when you’re trying to build something fast.”

-韦斯阴沉

Action steps you can take

  1. Learn more about Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs). 和 answers to commonly asked questions by reading the Department of Housing 和 Community Development (HCD)’s ADU手册.
  2. Explore pre-approved ADU designs 和 pre-certified factory-built (pre-fab) homes for faster permitting 和 reduced upfront costs. Individual cities 和 counties are always updating what’s been pre-approved.
  3. New to homebuilding? Learn more about California’s building code,特别是 Title 24 energy codeCalGREEN. This will help clarify what to include in your ADU to make it code-compliant 和 healthier for occupants 和 the environment.
  4. Thinking of doing a garage conversion?小屋联盟 和 its members across the state have created a resource called Guidelines for Garage Conversion ADUs to help better underst和 the different requirements of attached 和 detached garage conversions, the implications of unpermitted structures, answers to commonly asked questions. 
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