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Eileen Cross, Main media contact and Water Department (831) 420-5213
Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Upcoming Community Workshop

Discussion of Changes to ADU Regulations

Post Date:09/12/2018 3:01 PM

The City of Santa Cruz is getting ready to change the regulations for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations in order to encourage the creation of more units to help meet the local need for rental and family housing. Join us for a discussion of the proposed zoning requirements and help shape the City’s policy. For more information please visit the Planning Community Meetings Page

Discussion topics include: 

• Changing parking requirements
• Easing development standards
• Establishing the maximum size of a unit
• Considering changes to the owner-occupancy requirement
• Adjusting the qualifications for reduced fees
• Required changes to the thresholds for public hearings

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