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ADU in Menlo Park, CA
Family life is full of choices, and one of the most difficult is deciding where to live. If you’re like most people, you want a safe neighborhood with good schools for the kids, but you also want to be close to job opportunities and near friends and family. And, of course, you want to be able to afford your dream home and have all your loved ones close by. Adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on your property can help make those dreams a reality.
If you’re considering adding an ADU to your home in Menlo Park, CA, you’re not alone; more and more homeowners in the Bay Area are choosing to expand their homes with ADUs. And it’s no wonder why; there are many benefits to doing so. One of the major advantages of an ADU is that it lets you increase your home’s value without having to invest in expensive remodeling projects or moving away from the neighborhood you love. An ADU can add extra square footage and room for additional family members or guests, allowing you to keep the ones closest to you nearby without having to sacrifice privacy and independence.
ACTON ADU’S APPROACH
The Construction of an ADU
Getting a high quality ADU built is no simple task. The process of planning and building an ADU in Menlo Park, CA has its challenges, but also has tremendous rewards. We endeavor to make it as simple for you as possible. Here is a brief description of how it works:
- The first step in establishing whether your project meets the requirements for an ADU is to validate it. To ensure your property conforms to all rules, we’ll inspect it. Answer the question of what can actually be built on your property legally.
- We’ll work with you to personalize your ADU. There are numerous pre-designed layouts available that can be used right out of the box or tweaked to your needs. There are also many interior packages to choose from, with a variety of design options.
- Once designed, we’ll acquire your ADU permit and then start building your ADU.Our experienced craftsmen will begin ADU construction to the exact specifications.
The Acton ADU procedure is intended to be straightforward. To ensure that your ADU in Menlo Park, CA, is exactly what you’ve envisioned, we’ll work directly with you at every stage. To start working on your project right now, get in touch with us!
Your ADU Contractors Menlo Park, CA
Acton ADU, operates in Menlo Park, CA as well as many other cities in the Bay Area. We have a group of knowledgeable experts who can work with you to design and construct the best ADU for your requirements. We also understand the applicable code requirements and can secure the required permissions for your project.
Adding an ADU can increase your home’s living space, potential income, and value. An ADU may be used for any purpose you can think of, such as a guest house or a home office. You might utilize additional space on your Menlo Park, CA, property that would otherwise go unused by adding an ADU. Call Acton ADU right away to get started!
TYPES OF ADUS WE SERVICE IN MENLO PARK
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING AN ADU IN MENLO PARK?
Get All the ADU Zoning & Regulation Details
|CITY OR COUNTY||Menlo Park, California|
|ZONING||Attached or Interior ADUs: Attached or interior ADUs which do not exceed one thousand (1,000) square feet or fifty percent (50%) of an existing primary dwelling, whichever is greater, and have no more than two (2) bedrooms are a permitted use in all zoning districts which allow single-family, multifamily or mixed use which permits residential use.|
Detached ADUs: Detached ADUs which do not exceed one thousand (1,000) square feet and have no more than two (2) bedrooms are a permitted use in all zoning districts which allow single-family, multifamily or mixed use which permits residential use
JADUS: permitted in all single-family districts.
|TYPES OF ADUS||Attached, Detached|
|MAXIMUM ADU FLOOR AREA||Attached or interior ADU: May not exceed fifty percent (50%) of an existing primary home or 1,000 sq.ft., whichever is greater.|
Detached: 1,000 sq.ft.
|LOT COVERAGE||An ADU may exceed the total floor area and/or building coverage applicable to the parcel by up to eight hundred (800) square feet provided the ADU is built concurrently with, or after, the existing or proposed primary unit and other structures on site|
|KITCHEN||Require separate kitchen facilities (permanent range, counters, refrigerator, sink).|
A JADU shall include cooking facility with appliances and a food preparation counter and storage cabinets that are of reasonable size in relation to the size of the JADU.
|BATH||Max 1 bathroom.|
JADU: The bathroom may be shared with the primary dwelling or may be separate (if separate it counts towards five hundred (500) square feet).
Note: Drainage and sewer connections should be assessed on a project by project basis.
|PARKING||An ADU must provide one (1) off-street parking space. The parking space may be covered or uncovered, in any configuration and may be located in the front, side or rear setback|
If off-street parking is removed to allow for an ADU in a single-family district, the on-site parking need not be replaced
If the garage is converted to an ADU, no replacement parking for the primary dwelling in a single-family district is required
No parking for the ADU is required if the ADU is
–Located within one-half (1/2) mile walking distance of public transit
–Located within an architecturally and historically significant historic district
–An interior ADU;
–Not eligible for on-street parking permits, but on-street permits are available
–Within one (1) block of a car share vehicle
|SETBACKS||Attached: 4’ side and rear requirements|
Detached: 4’ side and rear for less than 800 sq.ft.
A detached ADU greater than eight 800 sq.ft. in size shall meet the side setback applicable to the primary dwelling and not encroach into a 10’ rear yard setback.
No setbacks shall be required for ADU conversions of (1) existing living space in the primary dwelling, (2) accessory buildings constructed in the same location and to the same dimensions, (3) attached or detached garages in single-family neighborhoods
Note: Fire Department regulations should be assessed on a project by project basis.
|HEIGHT||Attached: must comply with daylight plane requirements and cannot exceed primary residence of underlying zoning district|
Detached up to 800 sq.ft: 16’, exempt from daylight plan requirements
Detached greater than 800 sq.ft.: 17’ and must comply with the daylight plane that shall begin at a horizontal line 9 feet, 6 inches above the average natural grade at a line 3 feet from the side property lines and shall slope inwards at a 45 degree angle. There are no permitted intrusions into the daylight plane. “Average natural grade” means the average of the highest and lowest points of the natural grade of the portion of the lot directly below a line 3 feet from the side property line
|REAR YARD COVERAGE||N/A|
|DESIGN||Colors, materials, textures and residential design similar to main dwelling; must comply with all applicable development regulations for zoning district and building code requirements.|
Note: Historic Neighborhoods or Districts should be assessed on a project by project basis.
|RESOURCES||>> Menlo Park, CA City Website|
>> Menlo Park, CA City Housing Element Updates
>> Menlo Park, CA Post Offices
|SOURCE CODE||Chapter 16.79 ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS|
Important Note: Rules and regulations are updated and changed frequently. It’s one of our jobs to be up to speed and navigate those regulations. Let us know if our website isn’t up to date or if you have any information that could help. Cheers!