Granny flat construction is rising in California


New statistics show construction of “granny flats” is increasing throughout California, according to a report by 10News.

Last year, a state law took effect to help ease the rules on granny flats, which are typically small home units located on a property where a single-family home already exists.

A recent study by ATTOM Data Solutions shows that granny flat permits in California increased from about 2,600 in 2016 to 4,300 in 2017, which is a 63 percent increase.

In San Diego, the number of granny flat permits rose 71 percent from 2016 to 2017.

In addition, the news report suggests that the City of Encinitas is one of several cities trying to make granny flats easier to build. The Encinitas City Council wants to double the number of permits they give out in the next year.


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