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Accessory Dwelling Units

This local guide explains property owner options for developing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in San Francisco. It begins with an explanation of how ADUs relate to the city’s land-use policy goals and a development process diagram before discussing relevant zoning and building code regulations and permitting processes for ADUs in different parts of the city. Then, it provides prototypes for different types of ADUs and a discussion of project financing. The appendices include a glossary and references for resources with additional information.

San Francisco, CA

2010 Population: 805,235

2010 Population Density: 17,179.08/square mile