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Menlo Park addresses Housing by making it easier to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Menlo Park took this opportunity to meet their RHNA of 655 dwelling units by concurrently amending their ADU ordinance. Now it’s easier for residents to build a backyard cottage! Some of the adopted regulations include:
Reducing the required interior side setback to five feet
A maximum size of 640 square feet but may be built up to 700 square feet to allow access for disabled residents
Increasing the maximum height to 17 feet
Allowing parking in required front and interior side yards
The ordinance was adopted on May 13, 2014 and became effective on June 13, 2014. Visit the City of Menlo more information on the revised zoning code, and for a copy of the amendment, click here. We look forward to seeing more backyard cottages, in-law studios, private home spas, guest houses, music rooms, art studios and more!