The Planning Commission is in the throes of figuring out how to incorporate secondary units, also known as "granny units," into Menlo Park's housing landscape now that changes to the city's ordinances make their construction legal.
Sound complicated? It is. Click here to review the staff presentation of elements for the commissioners to examine.
Initial considerations include whether to reduce the required minimum lot size for a secondary unit to 5,750 square feet; allowing accessory buildings, such as garages, of up to 640 square feet to be converted to granny units; and whether limiting the number and type of plumbing fixtures within an accessory building is a good way to differentiate those buildings from secondary units.
Still in search of solutions, the commission held a study session on Jan. 27 and will continue its discussion on Feb. 10.
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