ADU-Accessory Dwelling Units 「離れ」あり

New law allowing homeowners building ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units) came into effect earlier this month. The manual for prospective ADU unit builders is being prepared and it is expected to come out sometime in February according to Star-Advertiser issue September 22, 2015.

Creating more affordalbe housing and enabling homeowners to create one on their own properties were among the missions of the some law makers and the following is a list of requirements and guidelines as follows:

» An ADU can be a maximum of 400 square feet for lots of 3,500-4,999 square feet; on larger lots, they can go up to 800 square feet.

» ADUs have no residency restrictions barring non-relatives, as the ohana housing law did, and it requires one off-street parking space instead of the two for ohana units.

» ADUs must be in areas with adequate sewer and water capacity.

» Owners, or their relatives or authorized representatives, must live on the property; exemptions for hardship (illness, military deployment) are possible.

» Units can be prefabricated, modular units, if they meet other ADU provisions.

(Exerpts from the newspaper)



‐ ADUは、3500スクエアフィートから4999スクエアフィートまでの広さの土地がある敷地内に最高400スクエアフィートの広さで建設可能。これより広い土地があれば、ADUの広さは、800スクエアフィートまで可能。

‐ ADUは、オハナ住宅のように家族だけしか住めないとかでなく、住人の制約がありません。さらに、オハナは2台分の駐車場が必要でしたが、ADUは、1台分(路上駐車でなく敷地内の駐車場であること)です。

‐ 下水道の許容量が適切である地域になること。

‐ オーナーまたはその親戚、委任されている代理が同敷地内に居住していること。病気、兵役などの都合で無理な場合は免除の対象として可能。

‐ ユニットは、ADUの規則を遵守するものであれば、プレハブ住宅、あるいはモデユラー家屋(いずれも工場でパーツを製造し、現地で組み立て、現地の建築許可を得なければならない)でもよい。


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