Building an ADU in a garage is a fairly common and practical option to add living space to a home, a process known as "garage conversion." Because the entire structure is already there, garage conversion is a common method for creating ADUs because it doesn't require extensive construction work. A garage conversion ADU is an amazing option to expand an existing home's living area for a reasonable price. A garage
conversion ADU might be the ideal answer if you urgently require additional living space, housing, or a rental apartment. Thanks to Senate Bill 1069, converting a garage into a fully permitted ADU is easier than ever. This bill was signed to counteract and solve the California Housing Crisis.
What Are The Benefits of
The bill reduces the time and expense associated with approving garage conversion ADU projects by shortening the review time frame for ADU permit applications to 60 days.
It is illegal for water and sewer companies to charge hookup fees for ADUs constructed inside of existing homes or existing detached homes on the same property. Additionally, certain ADUs, such as those that are a half-mile or less from public transportation or units that are a portion of an existing principal dwelling, are exempt from city's parking regulations.
Sen. Bob Wieckowski, the author of SB1069, stated that few of these ADUs were being built when he was working in city government years ago, partly due to the high amount of fees residents had to pay.
The creation of these ADUs in your home is encouraged by Senate Bill 1069, which also makes the procedure easier at each stage.
Although the newly passed Senate bill makes it easier to add additional living area to your property, there are still a few straightforward standards that must be met: The garage must be less than 1,200 square feet in size, be less than five feet from the property line, and be situated within 1.5 miles of a public transportation hub.
Building permits, intricate plumbing and electrical work, and often a total tear-down of the previous structure may be required to convert your garage. When one team is in charge of your permits, design, architecture, and construction, the whole process is streamlined and efficient, which is the case with SKS Construction.
SKS Construction can assist in plan check, permitting, and even build of your new ADU, making the process a breeze. A full-service design/build,
engineering, and construction firm, SKS Construction was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1987. SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of New Construction, Seismic Retrofitting and Balcony Repairs. The SKS team is composed of in-house designers, licensed contractors, and experienced engineers around the clock to attend to your every engineering and construction need.
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