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  • Review of Second Unit Regulations

    The City’s Second Unit Ordinance, regulates the construction of second units in Single Family residential zones. This ordinance was adopted in 2004. The newly adopted housing Element for 2014- 2021 identified a program to review the second unit ordinance. This review is scheduled to begin after the General Plan has been completed. Below is a Power Point presentation that was prepared several years ago for the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood. Also below are links to the City's current ordinance as well as second unit standards for other cities.

    Documents to Review

    PowerPoint Presentation-Bungalow Heaven 

    Resources and Links

    For information on second dwelling units, please see the links below:
     City of Pasadena Zoning Code Second Unit Standards
    Second Dwelling Units Check out what other cities do!
     City of Santa Cruz
     Accessory Dwelling Unit Manual
    City of Burbank
    Division 35 – Second Dwelling Units in Single Family Districts
    City of La Canada – Flintridge
    Chapter 11.33 Accessory Living Quarters
     Los Angeles County Regional Planning
     Chapter 22.52.1700 (part 16 Second Units of Title 22)
     City of San Gabriel
     Single Family Residential Zones – Chapter 153.047 – Second Residential Units
     City of San Marino
    Article 02 – Single Family Dwelling Zone – Chapter 23.02-24 – Second Units
     City of South Pasadena
     Second Family Dwelling – Chapter 36.350.200
    City of Santa Monica
    Chapter 9.04 – Zoning Regulations – – Second dwelling units in the R-1 and OP-1 Districts 


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