- April 29, 2020
A secondary unit (also known as an “in-law unit”), is an additional, self-contained dwelling on the same lot as an existing residential building. It is usually built within a pre-existing structure but sometimes is an addition to the structure or is in a separate carriage house or storage unit in the rear yard.
Secondary units require no additional land or governmental funding. Because they use existing structures and most components and infrastructure (e.g., water, sewer, utilities, landscaping) are in place, and owners can often do some of the work themselves, they are cheaper to build than ordinary housing.
The community advantages of secondary units are numerous. They distribute less expensive housing throughout a community and enable the city to expand the housing supply by modest increases in many areas rather than concentrating new housing in just a few. They have the least neighborhood visual impact of all housing sources. And they are true life-cycle housing, supporting flexibility and family stability over time.
One of its efforts to help increase the availability of affordable housing. It is highly crucial to hire the right contractor to have a quality secondary unit. We are pleased to discuss your project in more details, and give you free estimates for a single project.
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