Cities looking to provide incentive for the construction of accessory dwelling units are increasingly released "permit ready plans" to help the cause.
Stockton, California has announced permit ready plans for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the city. The permit ready plans were announced on the Stockton Economic Development Department's Twitter feed, with a link to a new website that helps residents through the process of permitting and building an ADU.
The City's Building Department has announced new Permit Ready Plans for Accessory Dwelling Units are now available and FREE OF CHARGE! ADUs can create additional living space or bring in extra income as a rental unit. Start the process by visiting https://t.co/F3Jfrs0QFu pic.twitter.com/J8TQxezAAQ
— City of Stockton, Economic Development Dept (@StocktonEDD) October 8, 2020
The city is offering three free floor plans to choose from, including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans, each including one bathtoom. " The ADU provides full facilities for sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation," according to the city's ADU website. The city is allowing attached, detached, and converted ADUs—the latter includes spaces like garages and pool houses converted to ADU use.
The article and the Tweet both advocate for the benefits of ADU construction, primarily including the ability to add additional living space and to provide a source of rental income, depending on the specific needs and situations of homeowners.
Stockton's new permit ready plans were announced just a few weeks after Planetizen picked up news of a similar website and permitting system in the city of Seattle called ADUniverse.
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