SPUR Comments on Secondary Dwelling Units

Letter supporting SJ Planning staff recommendations on secondary dwelling units and offering additional considerations

Policy Letter

SPUR supports the general direction of San Jose Planning staff's recommendations in regards to secondary dwelling units, and are particularly supportive of staff's proposed changes related to shrinking parking requirements, smaller minimum setback requirements and less prescriptive design standards, especially since these are regulations that are frequently cited as barriers to the creation of secondary units. However, we also urge the city to go further and enable and encourage property owners to create secondary units.