Accessory Dwelling Unit Manual


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Accessory Dwelling Units

This local guide explains property owner options for developing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Santa Cruz, California. It begins with a discussion of different ADU development options before addressing project design, including neighborhood compatibility issues, and managing the development process. The appendices include a glossary, relevant zoning and building code provisions, checklists, and a sample lease agreement.

Santa Cruz, CA

2010 Population: 59,946

2010 Population Density: 4,705.34/square mile