Development Standards

Number of units

Allow up to one ADU and one JADU per single-family dwelling

Maximum unit size - attached

1,200 square feet or the floor area of the primary residence, whichever is less

Maximum unit size - detached

1,200 square feet or the floor area of the primary residence, whichever is less

Parking

One parking space for newly constructed units unless the unit is:

  • Within ½ mile of “public transit” (train station and all bus stops)
  • Created within the area of an existing structure
  • In a historic district

Front-yard setback

Same as the underlying zoning, plus state regulation when applicable.

 

Side-yard setback

  • Same as the underlying zoning or 5 feet, whichever is less
  • No setback shall be required for an existing garage that is converted to an ADU.
  • A minimum setback of five feet shall be required for an ADU constructed above an existing garage

Rear-yard setback

  • Same as the underlying zoning or 5 feet, whichever is less
  • No setback shall be required for an existing garage that is converted to an ADU.
  • A minimum setback of five feet shall be required for an ADU constructed above an existing garage

Lot coverage

5% additional for ADUs built on lots smaller than 10,000 sf

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

10% additional for ADUs built on lots smaller than 10,000 sf

Height

One-story limit if applying the setback, lot coverage or floor area ratio reliefs.

Fees

All City Development Services fees are waived