The city of Seaside has made available free of charge accessory dwelling unit plans that have been reviewed and stamped approved by Seaside’s chief building official in an effort to help streamline the permitting process for ADU construction within the city.
The move to spur additions to the city’s housing stock makes Seaside the only Monterey County jurisdiction to offer pre-approved plans free to its residents and puts it in the company of bigger cities such as San Jose and San Diego.
The city of Seaside’s commitment to easing the process of adding accessory dwelling units is one facet of how the city is proactively moving to fulfill its obligation to provide affordable housing to its populace.
Accessory dwelling units are also known as granny flats or in-law units and can be built as converted space in an existing home, constructing a detached unit, or repurposing a garage or carport into a livable dwelling.
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