Article from the San Diego Community Newspaper Group.
The use of Granny flats (or companion units) has been increasing in San Diego to help alleviate the housing crisis.
State laws making it easier to build granny flats to alleviate the housing crisis have some beach residents complaining of loopholes and over densification.
And so-called granny flats, otherwise known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or companion units, are increasingly coming before, and under fire during, neighborhood planning review.
The City has made it easier — and less expensive — to create companion units. The City Council unanimously voted to waive development impact fees, facility benefit assessment fees and general plan maintenance fees for the construction of companion units. This has impacted their development. A recent study found granny flat permits in San Diego increased by 71 percent between 2016 and 2017.
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