The City of Berkeley has taken the lead in developing guidelines and encouraging the development of ADUs and adopted regulations in March of 2017.  The City has an ADU Task Force which is active in fine-tuning the ADU regulations to make them more appropriate to the needs of the City. Debbie Sanderson is Co-Chair of the ADU Task Force and drafted this Proposal in October 2017.

A meeting was held in January 2018 to discuss amendments, see Staff Report.

Next steps are to undertake public hearings.  Because of the fluid nature of regulations, it is recommended that interested people should contact the Planning Department directly for current information.  When the revisions have been approved and published, they will be added here.

The Department of Planning & Development contact information is here.