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Downsizing to ADU in Carlsbad Coastal Zone

Chestnut Avenue, Carlsbad, CA

Homeowner Story: Downsize to ADU

Special Circumstance: Coastal Zone

Status: Construction
2 Bed
2 Bath
1200 ft 2
One Story

A Carlsbad couple opted to build an ADU in their backyard to take advantage of space and earn some extra rental income. The 1200sqft unit is completely custom and will house the couple while their primary home is rented out. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms offer flexibility and privacy throughout the home, while a large 445sqft office space ensures every inch of the home is utilized. The home is situated within the coastal zone and boasts a large amount of open space, making the property the perfect place for an ADU.

Community:

The Carlsbad ADU Guide

Several SnapADU team members live in Carlsbad, and we know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are moderate. Carlsbad requires in-person submissions as well as soils reports (>500 sqft), both of which do add some processing time and expense. Also, some of Carlsbad is in the coastal zone and minor use permits are required in those areas.

Learn more about building an ADU in Carlsbad
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