Ok To Build Accesory Dwelling Unit

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For years, our Santa Barbara area has been hostile to any additional living space on a residential property (especially hard hit were converted garages).

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development has issued, as of December 2016, an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT MEMORANDUM which allows an additional dwelling unit on a Residential or Estate zoned property anywhere in the State of California. Here’s the website for more details:


This could be a huge advantage if acted on quickly before the local authorities add more restrictions to the project.



Elaine Abercrombie
Broker/Owner, SBAOR Past President, GREEN, SRES

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