ADUs - their time has come in California

Reblogger Lynn B. Friedman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Dear Readers -   RE-BLOG DATE -- October 11, 2019

Lottie Kendall from San Francisco, CA often encourages us to become open to our better selves. She works with Rachael Kendall and Teena Thibeault to take excellent care of their Clients.


With this post, she explains how California is working to become its better self.

Since 2017, in California, Accessory Dwelling Units - ADU - are coming into acceptance. The ADU program continues with a Housing Fair in October 2019 Sometimes the only thing to say is ABOUT TIME!!!! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, Lottie.


Here are some other Blog Posts from Lottie - 

Three "F's" and a "D" - Can That Be Good?   One Big Idea Can Ignite Your Day   

How Do You Keep Sane When The Pressure Rises?     Find Your Way To Serve   


All the best - Lynn

PS  If I haven't had the opportunity to thank you personally for your reading my posts, let me do so now. I enjoy writing and am delighted you stopped by. Love reading your comments as well. L.

Original content by Lottie Kendall CA DRE# 01215160

With sky-high real estate prices in much of California and a shortage of housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs as they are commonly called, provide a unique opportunity to address these issues and more. They can afford housing options for family members, friends, students, elderly, in-home health care providers, and others. They can provide rental income for homeowners. They integrate housing choices within established neighborhoods.

Recognizing the need for additional rental housing, two state statutes, SB 1069 and AB2299, went into effect January 1, 2017. These statutes address barriers to the development of ADUs and prohibit local government from adopting ordinances that precludes ADUs. Effective January 1, 2018 are SB 229 and AB 494 which clarify the previous statutes and promote the development of ADUs

Restrictive parking requirements used to stop many ADU plans in their track; no more. Utility connection fees were often based on new residential use; no more. ADUs must comply with local building code and safety requirements.

For more information, download information (here's one) from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and then the specific city involved.

Many cities have developed their own ordinances in compliance with the current rules, including:



--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Lynn - I'm honored by your post, and am glad you find the subject of ADUs on interest. Rachael Kendall and I will be attending a special seminar on the 21st presented at one of my real estate boards to bring us up to speed and help our clients understand how to streamline the process should they decide building an ADU is right for them.

Oct 11, 2019 09:45 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn I read Lottie Kendall blog and it is an interesting concept that I hope makes it way to the East Coast.

Oct 12, 2019 01:13 PM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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So many people need homes and so many people can use a little help from their friends and all of us.

Oct 25, 2019 08:58 PM #5
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