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Poolside ADU in Poway

Grange Place, Poway, CA 92064

Homeowner Story: Flex space

Status: Permitting
2 Bed
1 Bath
840 ft 2
One Story

This Poway family is building a pool house that will double as a place for family to stay when they are visiting. The nicely sized two bedroom plan was customized from a SnapADU standard to make the living space and bedrooms larger, plus enlarged the kitchen.

Floor Plan:

1BR/1BA 39×17 Long

Perfect for a family member or a rental, this one bedroom unit features plenty of living space, plus a large bedroom. The bathroom is accessible from the hall.

Build Cost: $260K
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The Poway ADU Guide

SnapADU has permitted numerous projects within the city, and we know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are moderate. You can also build up to a 1,500 sqft unit, subject to being not more than half the size of the primary residence, and also subject to required fire sprinklers when >1,200 sqft.

The City of Poway, unlike many other jurisdictions, is strict in its requirement for architectural consistency between the ADU and the primary structure – in other words, the ADU siding, roof & trim must be consistent with the main residence. They will also require a floor plan of the existing residence to confirm there is not an existing attached accessory dwelling unit. Clients should anticipate regular permit fees, as plan check, building permit, and impact fees are not waived for ADUs >750 sqft (impact fees will be proportional to the size of the primary dwelling). Poway requires in-person submissions and soils reports, which do add some processing time and expense.

Learn more about building an ADU in Poway