Quaint ADU in Encinitas Costal Zone
Sunrich Lane, Encinitas, CA 92024
Homeowner Story: House younger family
Special Circumstance: Coastal Zone
An Encinitas couple opted to build an ADU on their coastal-zoned property. They began the construction with their son in mind, but kept their options open for the potential of rental income in the future.
The one bedroom, one bath floorplan they chose allows the tenant to take advantage of an open floorplan without forcing the property owners to compromise their backyard.
1BR/1BA 29×17 Long
Perfect for a small rental for income or for someone in your family, this one bedroom unit features an open concept.
The Encinitas ADU Guide
We have many projects in Encinitas and we know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Encinitas has some of the lowest permitting fees in the area, averaging just $2-4 per square foot of space for ADUs. We are also seeing fewer requirements for minor use permits in the coastal zone. Encinitas has also put out “permit ready” plans (PRADU), which some homeowners have found helpful as a starting place for their ADU designs. The greatest attribute of Encinitas is that nearly all plan check and building permit fees have been waived for ADUs. Also, while much of Encinitas is located in the coastal zone, ADUs are typically exempt from extensive coastal permit requirements, meaning there is little to no added time or cost for coastal.