We have a strong belief in Aging in Place and building smaller, more quality living environments, so we are excited to see the County of Santa Cruz embracing the new ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) guidelines. They now offer a new website toolkit that helps owners plan an ADU. Please feel free to contact us if you want any guidance or assistance in planning, designing and building a ADU.
Here is an excerpt from our County newsletter:
"By providing more affordable housing and giving longtime residents a chance to age in place while earning income and increasing housing supplies, we believe accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be a more-than-incremental part of the solution to our housing shortages. Toward that end, the Board has made it easier to build ADUs and the Planning Department has put together a toolkit where homeowners can check whether their parcel is eligible for an ADU. You'll also find planning, design and financing guides, fee estimators, FAQs, and more. Please visit http://www.sccoplanning.com/adu. "