That depends. We would like to talk to you on the phone. The more you build, the cheaper your cost per square foot. Since this unit is so small, your cost per square foot will be high. I would estimate $300 per square foot. Hello Silverio, unfortunately Chula Vista requires the occupation of the apartment or main house. This is a very difficult thing for the city to impose. but this regulation is in force. My recommendation is to subscribe to our newsletter in order to stay up to date with the news.

There was a bill that worked through the Senate, which would prohibit the occupation requirements of the owners for the state. This bill was eventually killed in the house, but there are plans for other bills that would continue to make development easier for the owners. I hope that one day we will not have to worry about the occupancy requirements of the owners. Hello, In search of free land in San Marcos.La final design of the property will have a main structure~2400sqft and an independent ADU~400-500sqft. Can we build the ADU first and then build the main structure at a later date (say 3-4 years later)? From a financial point of view, it makes more sense to first build the smaller unit and then use it as a residence, either to accumulate funds or to build the main structure. Is it feasible? Thank you! Gustavo, we had a lot of interviews with architects, city officials and owners, as well as new regulations and building codes for support units, in order to be an in-depth resource for owners. San Diego designates additional housing units as support units. You can see this in abbreviated with “CU” in their official government documents. Not living in San Diego? Find out more about the particularities of your city on our rules portal! Although cities and counties are required to authorize ADUs and JADUs, they are not required to adopt ADU and JADU regulations. However, each municipality that adopts an ADU by-law must submit the by-law to the HCD within 60 days.

Hello, I have a property in Encinitas that has a garage which was a rental unit. The construction documents were destroyed. Need help with the process. Hello, I live in Chula Vista and am considering an ADU on my property. The occupancy obligation for owners has been removed, but after 2025, the City may decide to reintroduce it. If I build an ADU before 2025 and leave the house, will I be a grandfather if Chula Vista decides to revone the owner`s occupancy requirement? Is there any idea if this would happen? Thank you very much:) In the face of a major housing crisis, on January 1, 2017, the California Senate passed government code 65852.2, which states that any land with a detached home can now build a 2nd rentable unit, better known as a one-time apartment. . . .