Lawmaker seeks easier, cheaper path to granny flat construction
A state lawmaker this year is again trying to make it easier and cheaper for homeowners to build accessory dwelling units.
The building of accessory dwelling units — also known as granny flats or in-law units — is increasingly considered one of the more sensible ways to address California’s housing shortage.
And while this housing type is cheaper and quicker to build than a single-family home, the excessive fees and regulatory hurdles associated with granny flats remains a serious deterrent to construction.
Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who authored successful granny-flat legislation …