SB 9

Housing development: approvals

Authors: 

Atkins

Bill Status: 

Approved by the Senate; under consideration by Assembly committee

Transform Position: 

Support

This bill would allow, in most of the state, the division of residential property into two lots. It would also allow two homes to be built on each of those lots, effectively legalizing fourplexes in many single-family zoned neighborhoods.

The bill contains displacement protections for existing tenants, prohibits the demolition of rent-controlled units, prohibits the demolition of more than 25% of existing exterior walls, and would not apply to various protected districts and properties, such as officially designated historic landmarks.