I see this post is old, did you build it? I'm currently working on getting things lined up to start in my backyard here in San Ramon. Can I ask what the cost and size unit you built was?
+1 I am looking at buying a property on the peninsula and using this company (or similar) to do an ADU in back: https://www.thebaymodular.com/
I am looking at putting one in the backyard of a property I own in San Jose. Would love to hear more on people's experiences with costs and permitting.
I'm building the slowest ADU in history in San Jose. It is a detached 700 soft 1 bed over a 2 car garage. It is a ground-up new construction project. We submitted paperwork to SJ Planning in November and still don't have a permit. Most of the proposals we have received put this project around $300K - $350K. We are considering a self-build but given the current economic climate we may wait to break ground.
Slow & steady wins the race Brian Larson!
@Brian Larson Great to hear the progress!! Probably wise to slow down a bit in this environment.
@Carrick Young I submitted my plan for my San Jose ADU back in 2018 and got it within 4 months. Now it should be much faster and they also lowered the school fees and park fees for building ADUs as part of San Jose easing ADU requirements to align with the new state law (see below). All in cost was around $200,000 for an 800 sqft expansion.
You can read more about my experience here:
3D visualization of my ADU: https://my.matterport.com/mode...
On Dec. 17, 2019, the San Jose City Council approved easing ADU requirements to align with new state laws. We are updating our ADU Universal Checklist and website to reflect these changes. Visit the Secondary Unit Ordinance webpage to see the new changes: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/business/development-services-permit-center/accessory-dwelling-units-adus/secondary-unit-ordinance-updates
@Chen Zhou Thank you for sharing! I took a look at your matterport for the property and you did a great job.