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Posted on: July 15, 2021

New Survey on Changing ADU Housing Regulations in San Mateo

New Survey on Changing ADU Housing Regulations in San Mateo

We’re looking to update our local accessory dwelling unit (ADU) regulations and needs your input! Please take our online survey by Aug. 22.

An ADU is a secondary residential housing unit known by many different names, including “in-law unit,” “casita,” or “guesthouse.” ADUs can be built as a detached structure, attached to a single-family home, or be a conversion of an existing space within a home or structure.

We are considering how to update local regulations to align with new state laws, as well as develop ADU standards that best address the needs and concerns of our residents. Please take this survey to learn about the statewide changes and share your feedback on issues such as maximum building size and height, parking requirements and design standards. This survey, along with feedback gathered during two online workshops held in June, will be shared with both the Planning Commission and City Council as they consider the updated ADU Ordinance later this year.

Learn more about the project on our ADU web page.

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