Accessory Dwelling Unit

On December 11, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2M17-4724 amending Title 23 (Zoning) of the Alhambra Municipal Code, Chapter 23.57 regarding permitting of accessory dwelling units in all residential zones.

In 2016, the State Legislature approved two amendments to State Law which required local agencies to ministerially consider accessory dwelling unit applications in residential zones. The legislation consists of Assembly Bill 2299 and Senate Bill 1069, which together amended California Government Code Section 65852.2. This legislation is the result of a statewide housing crisis, rising housing costs, and a shortage of affordable housing options.

To apply for an accessory dwelling unit, please fill out the Uniform Planning application and select Zoning Clearance and Design Review.

For more information regarding accessory dwelling units, please contact the Planning Division at (626) 570-5034.

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