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ADU in Milpitas, CA

In years past, it was common for three generations of a family to live together under one roof. Today, that arrangement is much less common. But that doesn’t mean that the desire for close proximity to loved ones has diminished. In fact, for many people, the opposite is true. If you’re looking for a way to bring your family closer together, an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) might be the perfect solution. 

You’ll also be able to spend more quality time together. Families who live close by often form strong bonds and become each other’s built-in support systems. You’ll have more opportunities for impromptu get-togethers and meaningful conversations. An ADU can give you the extra space you need to host large gatherings and provide a comfortable and convenient place for your loved ones to stay when they visit.

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 Milpitas, 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 Milpitas, 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!

ACTON ADU

Your ADU Contractors in Milpitas, CA

Acton ADU, operates in Milpitas, 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 Milpitas, CA, property that would otherwise go unused by adding an ADU. Call Acton ADU right away to get started!

Questions about ADUs in Milpitas? Inquire Below
TYPES OF ADUS WE SERVICE IN MILPITAS
  • Attached
  • Detached
  • Converted
  • Junior
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING AN ADU IN MILPITAS?

Get All the ADU Zoning & Regulation Details

CITY OR COUNTYMilpitas, California
DATE UPDATED11/25/2020
ZONINGAn ADU may be established on any lot in any district that allows single-family or multi-family dwelling residential uses. A JADU may be established on any lot in any district that allows single-family residential use
TYPES OF ADUSAttached, Detached, Converted, Junior
STORIESFor properties not located in the “H” Hillside Combining District, a single-story attached or detached ADU may not exceed 16 feet in height above grade. A two-story attached or detached ADU may not exceed 28 feet in height above grade

For properties located in the “H” Hillside Combining District, an attached or detached ADU on the west side of the crestline may not exceed a height of 17 feet in height and one story from the lowest finished grade to the highest ridgeline of the building. On the east side of the crestline, a detached or attached ADU may not exceed a height of 27 feet and two stories from the lowest finished grade to the highest ridgeline of the building
LOT SIZENo minimum
MAXIMUM ADU FLOOR AREAThe maximum size of an attached or detached ADU on a property not located in the “H” Hillside Combining District is 850 square feet for a studio or one-bedroom unit and 1,000 square feet for a two-bedroom unit

The maximum size of an attached or detached ADU on a property located in the “H” Hillside Combining District is 1,200 square feet

The maximum size of an attached ADU that is created on a lot with an existing primary dwelling is further limited to 50 percent of the floor area of existing primary dwelling. No application of the percent-based size limit in this paragraph may require the ADU to be less than 800 square feet

The JADU is restricted to the maximum size allowed per the development standards
LOT COVERAGEMust comply with dwelling regulations for underlying zoning district.
BEDROOMN/A
STORAGENo min/max
KITCHENOne kitchen max., require separate kitchen facilities (permanent range, counters, refrigerator, sink).

Junior: Efficiency kitchen included
BATHRequire separate bathroom facilities.

Note: Drainage and sewer connections should be assessed on a project by project basis.
PARKINGFor each ADU, one off-street parking space is required unless one of the following conditions is met:
–The ADU is located within one-half mile walking distance of public transit
–The ADU is located within an architecturally and historically significant historic district
–The ADU is part of a proposed or existing primary residence or an accessory structure (i.e., it is a converted ADU under Subsection XI-10-13.08(F)(1)(a) above)
–On-street parking permits are required but not offered to the occupant of the ADU
–An established car share vehicle stop is located within one block of the ADU

No off-street parking is required for a JADU, except as required under paragraph iv below

If a parking space is required for an ADU, the space may be located within any setback area, in a tandem configuration, or on a mechanical lift. Each unenclosed parking space shall be at least 8½ feet wide and 18 feet long. Each parking space that is provided in an enclosed garage shall be at least 10 feet wide and 20 feet long

When a garage, carport, or covered parking structure is converted to an ADU or demolished in conjunction with the construction of an ADU, the off-street parking space or spaces are not required to be replaced. If the parking structure is converted to a JADU, the lost off-street parking spaces must be replaced
SETBACKSExcept for ADUs located in the R1-H zoning district, the minimum front yard setback requirement an attached ADU is 4 feet. In the R1-H zoning district, the minimum front yard setback for attached ADUs must be a minimum of 25 feet when the average slope of the lot is less than sixteen 16 percent, or when the front yard slope does not exceed 16 percent; otherwise, the minimum front yard setback must be 40 feet

An ADU that is subject to Subsection XI-10-13.08(G)(2) must conform to 4-foot side- and rear-yard setbacks

No setback is required for an ADU that is subject to Subsection XI-10-13.08(G)(2) if the ADU is constructed in the same location and to the same dimensions as an existing structure

Note: Fire Department regulations should be assessed on a project by project basis.
HEIGHTFor properties not located in the “H” Hillside Combining District, a single-story attached or detached ADU may not exceed 16 feet in height above grade. A two-story attached or detached ADU may not exceed 28 feet in height above grade

For properties located in the “H” Hillside Combining District, an attached or detached ADU on the west side of the crestline may not exceed a height of 17 feet in height and one story from the lowest finished grade to the highest ridgeline of the building. On the east side of the crestline, a detached or attached ADU may not exceed a height of 27 feet and two stories from the lowest finished grade to the highest ridgeline of the building
DESIGNThe architectural style, exterior materials, and color palette of an ADU or JADU shall match the appearance of the existing or proposed primary dwelling

Exterior lighting shall be limited to down-lights (or as otherwise required by the building or fire code)

Windows and doors of an ADU or JADU may not have a direct line of sight to an adjoining residential property. Fencing, landscaping, or privacy glass may be used to provide screening and prevent a direct line of sight

Windows located on the second story of an ADU or JADU shall be either clerestory or consist of obscured glazing

Evergreen landscape screening must be planted and maintained between the ADU and adjacent parcels as follows:
–At least one 15-gallon size plant shall be provided for every five linear feet of exterior wall. Alternatively, at least one 24-inch box size plant shall be provided for every ten linear feet of exterior wall
–Plant specimens must be at least six feet tall when installed. As an alternative, a solid fence of at least 6 feet in height may be installed
–All landscaping shall be drought tolerant

The ADU and primary dwelling must use the same driveway to access the street, unless otherwise required for fire-apparatus access, as determined by the fire authority
Note: Historic Neighborhoods or Districts should be assessed on a project by project basis.
ENTRYWAYSA detached ADU shall be located at least six feet to the rear plane of the primary dwelling unit

An attached ADU shall have a separate entrance from the primary dwelling

The entrance to an attached ADU or JADU shall be located on a side or rear building façade, not facing a public right-of-way
RESOURCES>> Milpitas, CA City Website
>> Milpitas, CA City Housing Element Updates
>> Milpitas, CA Post Offices
SOURCE CODEhttps://library.municode.com/ca/milpitas/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITXIZOPLAN_CH10ZO_S13SPUS_XI-10-13.08ACDWUN
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!

LET’S DISCUSS YOUR ADU IN Milpitas, CA

Considering an ADU in Milpitas, CA? It’s a great way to enhance living space and boost property value. With Acton ADU, you’re partnering with experts who bring your vision to life. From design to construction, we’re with you every step of the way. Reach out today to explore the possibilities.