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City Will Offer Free Virtual Consultations for ADU Construction in Pasadena

Published on Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 5:45 pm
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Pasadena residents interested in building accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can now book virtual consultations with city staff starting on Thursday, March 2.

The city’s Planning and Community Development department announced Tuesday that it will offer online appointments every Thursday afternoon to provide general information on building and zoning code requirements for ADUs.

ADUs are small, independent residential units that can be attached or detached from a primary residence. They are seen as a way to increase housing supply and affordability in California.

Jennifer Paige, the acting director of Planning and Community Development, said the virtual consultations are part of the city’s efforts to accelerate ADU production and offer services based on community requests.

The appointments will last for 30 minutes and will include staff from both Building and Zoning. Interested individuals can visit for more information or to book a consultation.

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