Homeowners in the Berkeley flatlands can now build two-story accessory dwelling units in their yards — as long as they inform their neighbors and tenants first.
Homeowners outside the hills could get quick approval for accessory dwelling units up to 20 feet tall under new regulations.
New state laws require swift approval for many ADU projects. Should those rules be more strict in areas facing wildfire risk?
While the accessory dwelling unit is legal, these South Berkeley tenants are upset they were not informed it was coming.
The backyard shed is made out of a cheap, earthen material similar to adobe and not recognized in the building code.
Berkeley’s ordinance on accessory dwelling units is now up to state code and more lenient than it used to be.
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