Marin County supervisors took steps this week to encourage Marin residents to create accessory dwelling and junior accessory dwelling units.
The board voted Tuesday to extend a financial incentive to create junior accessory dwelling units for another year. The existing incentive program, created a year ago, covers the first $1,500 in building fee costs. A new financial incentive also was approved encouraging homeowners to create accessory units. The incentive program covers the first $3,500 in building fees.
The board voted to authorize the director of public works to waive roadway impact fees for junior units. And an ordinance was adopted that brings the county’s parking requirements in compliance with state law, thus freeing residents who are creating a junior or accessory dwelling unit in an existing to structure from having to provide additional parking.