Glendale ADU / Granny Flat Ordinance

GLENDALE (amended)


March 29, 2017

Department of Housing and Community Development 2020 West El Camino Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95833


City Name: City of Glendale, California 91206

Mailing Address: Community Development Department

633 East Broadway, Suite 103

Glendale, CA 91206-4386

Contact Person: Laura Stotler, Principal Planner Phone: (818) 937-8158 (Direct)

FAX: (818) 240-3092


On February 7, 2017, the City Council of the City of Glendale adopted Ordinance No. 5896, an interim urgency ordinance effective for 45 days to establish procedures and , stanaards for allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) by-right. On March 7, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5898 to extend the 45-day interim ADU ordinance for an additional period of ten montfis and fifteen days. The purpose of this extension is to provide time to prepare and consider permanent amendments to the zoning code regarding accessory dwelling units. A permanent ordinance will be adopted prior to February 7, 2018, unless the interim ordinance is extended again.

Ordinance No. 5896 and Ordinance No. 5898 are attached for your files. These ordinances permit ADUs up to 500 square feet by-tight in every single and multifamily residential zone on lots developed with a single-family dwelling in Glendale, regardless oflot size. There is a requirement for a minimum of two on-site parking spaces for the primary residence and one space for the ADU, except where ADU parking is waived when located within Yi mile from a transit stop, within historic districts, and within restricted parking districts. Glendale requires an ADU permit so that ADUs can be tracked and there is no fee for an ADU permit. Glendale is presently preparing an ADU checklist to help homeowners create accessory dwelling units.