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All ADU Regulations

Coronado, California

Coronado has updated its ADU ordinance to comply with new state laws. Below are the up-to-date requirements for permitting an ADU in Coronado
Updated Jul 27, 2022

Coronado

Coronado is a beautiful beach town in Southern California. The weather is perfect year-round, and the beaches are some of the best in the world. The downtown area is quaint and charming, with a variety of shops and restaurants.
One of the best things about Coronado is that you can build an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) on your property. This is a great way to add value to your home and provide additional income.

Zoning

All properties zoned for single family and multifamily use may be eligible to build ADUs.

Number of units

The number of ADUs you’re able to build depends on how your lot is zoned:
  • Lots zoned for single family use may add 1 ADU and 1 Jr. ADU (JADU).
  • Lots zoned for multi-family may add 2 new detached ADUs and at least one conversion ADU (interior conversion of existing building, but no more than 25% of the original number of units. (E.g. an apartment with 4 units may add 2 detached ADUs and 1 conversion ADU.)

Building size

  • The maximum size is 500.0 sq. ft. for a JADU
  • 850sq. ft. max for a detached ADU
  • Attached ADU Max Size: 850 sq ft for a studio or one bedroom

Building height

  • Building height attached: 16 ft in height measured from preexisting grade or finished grade, whichever is lower, to the highest point of the roof
  • Building height attached: Subject to the height requirements of the primary dwelling

Parking

State Law - No requirements for parking if any of the following true:
  • The accessory dwelling unit is located within one-half mile walking distance of public transit.
  • The accessory dwelling unit is located within an architecturally and historically significant historic district.
  • The accessory dwelling unit is part of the proposed or existing primary residence or an accessory structure.
  • When on-street parking permits are required but not offered to the occupant of the accessory dwelling unit.
  • When there is a car share vehicle located within one block of the accessory dwelling unit.

Restrictions

  • Owner occupancy not required
  • No short term rentals (<30 days)
  • No sale of the ADU separate from the main home

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