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Slowfoodisgo…, Home Buyer in Concord, CA

Are city planners open to in-law units?

Asked by Slowfoodisgood, Concord, CA Mon Oct 29, 2012

We'd like to buy a home in the Concord area with a lot large (just) enough to put a manufactured home in the back as an in-law unit. How is the City of Concord for giving planning permission for such a thing?

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Carl Medford’s answer
Overall, this is the sort of thing that cities do not want to approve in neighborhoods zoned for single family residences. Additionally, MANUFACTURED homes come with a number of restrictions and many cities do not want to see these in normal neighborhoods under any circumstances. If you are referring to a MODULAR home, that would be a different scenario and, if applicable, would stand a better chance of being allowed.

To understand the difference, see the following link:
http://www.modulartoday.com/modularhomesvsmanufacturedhomes.html

Additionally, actually getting a modular home into a backyard in an existing neighborhood could pose some real challenges.

As stated below, contact Concord’s planning department.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2012
City of Concord is easy (compared to Pleasant Hill and WC), depends on a bunch of factors in regards to the subdivision, zoning, and property statistics. Here is a link for the planning department. http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/citygov/dept/planning/

Go 49ers!

Wes
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