Building an ADU

Version 1.0, Summer 2017

By: Dana Cuff, Jane Blumenfeld, UCLA
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Accessory Dwelling Units

This guide is designed to help property owners in Los Angeles navigate city requirements to design and build new accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Individual sections address feasibility, types of ADUs, sample floor plans,  eligibility, parking, process guidance, site plans, and frequently asked questions.

Los Angeles, CA

2010 Population: 3,792,621

2010 Population Density: 8,092.31/square mile