Pleasanton Looks to Mandate ADUs
Pleasanton is pursuing a policy that will require single-family housing developers to construct at least 20 percent of a project’s units as “compact,” which the city defines as sized between 500 to 1,800 sq. ft. The developer could satisfy the requirement through accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “granny flats,” duplexes or detached small houses. The mandate would be in addition to the 20 percent affordable inclusionary requirement. In a letter to the Pleasanton Housing Commission on May 17, 2018, BIA|Bay Area East Bay Executive Director for Governmental Affairs Lisa Vorderbrueggen praised the city for its move to embrace affordability by design but urged the city to give the developer partial inclusionary credit for the compact units and offer a density bonus incentive program that would provide more options for home types beyond large single-family houses suitable for ADUs. Click HERE to read BIA’s letter of May 17, 2018. Click here to view the Housing Commission agenda packet for May 17, 2018. The city expects to bring a draft ordinance to the city’s planning commission and city council in June. For questions or comments, Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or email@example.com.