Accessory Dwelling Unit SurveyMessage from City Manager, George Rodericks
The State of California requires every city and town to plan for increased housing development between 2023 and 2031. The State requires the Town of Atherton to provide an updated Housing Element plan to build at least 348 new housing units during that period. The Town must provide a viable plan to accomplish the goal to the State for certification. Please visit the Town's Housing Element Update webpage
to learn more.
The Town historically relied on the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), sometimes referred to as "in-law units" or “second-units” to meet prior State housing requirements. Because of a significant increase (375%) in State mandated housing targets during this period, the Town seeks to promote the construction and rental of ADUs to an even greater degree over the coming eight years. The purpose of this survey is to measure your interest in constructing and renting an ADU (or ADUs) on your property or modifying an accessory building to qualify as an ADU, as well as understanding what you believe potential barriers are to their construction.
All responses are extremely valuable as the Town continues to work on its draft housing element. If you have questions about the survey, please email email@example.com
Thank you for your time to assist the Town as part of the 6th
Cycle Housing Element certification with the State.
Please take a moment to complete our ADU Survey
that will assist the Town in its presentation to the State HCD as part of the 6th Cycle Housing Element process.
Town of Atherton