Alameda ADU Laws & Regulations

 

Zoning

R-1/R-2

Lot Size

40% rear yard setback area or 400sqft

Maximum ADU Floor area

1200 sqft or 50% of primary dwelling

Rear Yard Coverage

 

No. Bedrooms

2

Kitchen

Full kitchen facility required (permanent range, counter, refrigerator, sink)

Bath

required

Parking

Full kitchen facility required (permanent range, counter, refrigerator, sink)

Setbacks

Front

Side

Rear


20ft

4ft

4ft

Height

16ft

Design

The ADU must incorporate the same materials, colors, and style of the primary dwelling, including roof materials and pitch, eaves, windows, accents, distinctive features, and character defining elements.

Entryways

Required

Second Address

Assigned by City Building Official