State and city laws have made it easier, in theory, to build backyard cottages in Berkeley. In practice planners sometimes seem to need to catch up with the new regulations.
Council will vote tonight to give purview over the tenant/landlord relationship for ADUs to the Rent Board. This would stop ADU development being built for rentals in its tracks.
Which properties would become rent-controlled after a repeal, and which would be exempt? Berkeley voters could make the call in November.
Accessory dwelling units are under discussion at a town hall in Berkeley tonight, a city that is highly livable according to a new ranking. Plus: a Craftsman beauty for grabs.
Accessory Dwelling Units are a grassroots solution to our housing affordability crisis. Berkeley now needs to create new models of housing policy to accommodate them.
Berkeley’s ordinance on accessory dwelling units is now up to state code and more lenient than it used to be.
[Sponsored:] Besides helping with the Bay Area’s housing shortage, there are all sorts of other reasons to add an ADU to your property.