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Growing Number of EPA Homeowners Interested in Second Units


GHSMC partners, Rebuilding Together Peninsula hosted another successful community workshop with 15 homeowners from East Palo Alto. Homeowners were able to learn about the process to build a new or bring up to code an existing accessory dwelling unit and the upcoming web tools that they could use to assess the feasibility of a project. Attendees emphasized the need to work with the County’s Tax Assessor’s Office given that many of the documents needed to bring up to code unpermitted units are still filed at that office from when East Palo Alto was still part of the unincorporated area of the County. Check out the website RTP developed to document the lessons learned from the four pilot garage conversions. And also stay tuned for more information on the Second Unit Resource Fair they are organizing on June 1!