Accessory Dwelling Units: Information Library

Assembly Bill 2299 is an exciting State law that came into effect on January 1st, 2017. It supersedes City regulations for Secondary Dwelling Units (AKA granny or in-law units). A lot of people have asked us if and how this new development can help them reach real estate goals. We encourage you to work with appropriate counsel and authorities to see if you can make it happen!

If you have any questions about ADUs, or any other real estate topic, we are always more than happy to help! Give us a call or text at 805-698-1971 or email Info@SellingSB.com.

By popular demand, here is a wealth of helpful information made available to us. Check back regularly for updates as they develop!

Want to get involved? Here is a schedule of public meetings for the City of Santa Barbara: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/services/planning/mpe/adumeetings.asp

 

News & Updates by Area:

City of Santa Barbara-

City Council voted 5-0 in support of sweeping new regulations (see ordinance here):

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_city_council_approve_accessory_dwelling_units

Santa Barbara area (and nationwide)-

Santa Barbara Council Bucks Sacramento Over ADUs in Foothill and High-Fire Zones

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_city_council_says_no_to_sacramento_over_adus_in_foothill_and_

State regulation combined with a huge push for affordable housing are making 2020 the year of the ADU – See article from Aaron Norris here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/aaronnorris/2020/12/30/2020-the-year-of-the-adu/#5fc5871f6952

Goleta-

Goleta City Council Revises Accessory Dwelling Unit Law to Match State Requirements – See article here: https://www.noozhawk.com/article/goleta_city_council_passes_states_accessory_dwelling_unit_law

Accessory Dwelling Units, ADU, granny unit, in law unit, Santa Barbara real estate

 

Previous Updates:

This  is a really fascinating analysis of different areas (with specific mention of Santa Barbara on page 2). Includes discussion of investment/development advantages. See article from Attom Data here: https://www.realtytrac.com/dashboard/NewsReportPdf/148/FNRR/115838168

Fee structure, and design standards are still being worked on. In one case, a garage conversion’s fees were $17,000. See article here:

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/goleta_wrestles_with_design_standards_accessory_dwelling_units

 

This developing situation can be tricky to navigate, we are always happy to connect you to resources or answer any questions you may have. Give us a call or text at 805-698-1971 or email Info@SellingSB.com.