Accessory Dwelling Units: Governor Brown signed two bills in September 2016 which affect Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Senate Bills (SB) 1069, and Assembly Bill (AB) 2299, both of which will take effect on January 1, 2017.
The City's existing Second Family Residential Unit regulations has been updated with an interim urgency ordinance effective January 10, 2017. Additionally, staff is preparing a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to include additional incentives in the coming months.
For more information, visit the recently updated Accessory Dwelling Unit page.
The Planning Division is responsible for implementing City policies that direct the physical development of Walnut Creek. Planning serves as the point of entry for development proposals and provides assistance to architects, designers, developers, builders, and residents navigating the regulatory process. This process can include single family property owners as well as residential and commercial builders. On a daily basis, staff assists customers with permit processing and provides guidance on City policies related to environmental design. Staff also maintains and implements the General Plan, the City's long range blueprint and policy document.
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