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New Avenue Homes are a Walker’s Paradise

A Walkscore rates the walkability of any address on a scale of 0-100.  Locations receiving a score of 90-100 are deemed a “Walker’s Paradise”.  Detailed ranking methodology and a complete list of ranked cities...

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County of Santa Clara and Secondary Dwellings

Santa Clara County provides for secondary dwellings in zoning districts that allow residential uses.  The provisions are intended to allow for a specific, low-impact, form of housing within existing residential neighborhoods.  Secondary dwellings within R1,...

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San Jose and Secondary Units

In the City of San Jose, secondary units are generally allowed in R-1 Single-Family Residence Zoning Districts only, but may also be allowed in certain Planned Development Zoning Districts (i.e., those with R-1 Zoning...

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Second Units in Piedmont

Some development standards, the floor area ratio, setbacks and off street parking must comply with the  requirements of Chapter 17 for the zone in which it is located and that the maximum size shall...

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The City of Orinda and Second Units

Here are a few of the requirements related to second units for the City of Orinda, though you’ll have to review the municipal code for the most accurate definition, requirements, variances and exceptions: No second...