Definitely get in contact with a Contractor with experience in Pacifica.
You may be able to get a free estimate.
As a Realtor, i would advise talking to the Permit department also for the City of Pacifica.
Again an experienced " licensed " Contractor who has good references will be able to advise.
That is his expertise. As long as it is Permitted, by the city, you will definitely bring up the value of your home!
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I would talk to the City of Pacifica planning department again, and ask them to further clarify your questions for you.
It seems to me, and I have never worked in Pacifica, that a 4' breezeway would "connect" it to the house.
Another "rule" every city has is the "FAR", Floor Area Ratio.
You can only build a certain sized residential structure, based on the size of your property.
Like what was previously suggested, talk to the planning department of Pacifica.
The City of Pacifica says they can be contacted via email.
If you include enough information they can probably give you a fairly quick no and tell you why. Getting a go ahead probably won't be as easy without pretty detailed plans.
The quickest way would be to make an appointment to go and talk to someone at the building division.
Almost surely a roof would have to extend to the garage for it to be considered attached. The breezeway or whatever it is called would be counted against the available enclosed space that can be built.
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That is governed by the rules of Pacifica.
I recommend that you hire a contractor who has a great deal of experience building in Pacifica.
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