Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are semi-independent dwelling units no larger than 500square feet within a portion of an existing single-family home such as a garage, great room, home office, etc.
JADUs include a bedroom, a food preparation area and storage cabinets, and may include a separate bathroom. JADUs also require separate exterior entrance.
If the unit does not include its own separate bathroom, then it shall contain an interior entrance to the main living area of the existing or proposed single-family structure to allow bathroom access from the main house, in addition to an exterior entrance that is separate from the main entrance to the primary dwelling.
What makes a JADU different from an ADU?
A JADU can be no larger than 500 square feet.
It must be within a portion of an existing single-family.
Only 1 JADU is permitted on a single-family lot.
JADUs can share a sanitation facility (bathroom) with the primary dwelling.
JADUs can have an efficiency kitchen,
A cooking facility with smaller plug-in kitchen appliances.
A food preparation counter or counters that are of reasonable size in relation to the size of the junior accessory dwelling unit.
Food storage cabinets that are of reasonable size in relation to the size of the junior accessory dwelling unit.
Are JADUs subject to owner occupancy requirements?
All JADUs are subject to owner occupancy requirements.
Primary resident must live in either the primary dwelling or the JADU.