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!
Tour a 1,000 sq.ft. accessory dwelling under construction on Saturday, July 19th from 12-2pm in Santa Cruz. The drywall just went up, so it’s a perfect time to get a sense of the size and flow of a beautiful ADU, with all the finishes still up to your imagination! Kathleen and John are building this home for Kathleen’s father. The space has a 2-car garage, loft, full kitchen and lots of storage space for this active couple’s paddle boards, surf boards and bicycles!
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