REGULATIONS AND FINANCE
Detailed analysis, comparisions and summaries will assist local policy-writers in assessing the effectiveness of regional efforts.
SPACE PLANNING AND DESIGN
We step through a short list of features and budgetting exercises a home-owner should consider in order to determine the size and layout of an ADU.
As we age, needs and priorities change. Income security and physical mobility were the two primary design influences reflected in the three floor plans.
"I'm taken aback with the wealth of information you've created. These (3) designs are meticulous and thoughtful. Would these designs be sufficient for a General Contractor to build an ADU?"
"These resources are AMAZING. Great work. -- I feel an ADU in my future."
Heather Imboden, Prinicpal - Communities in Collaboration
REMOVING THE GUESS-WORK FROM THE INSIDE OUT
As barriers to individual participation in solving forced displacement and the housing crisis persist, the number of individuals on our streets increased by double-digits. The absence of widely accessible ADU loan products have left existing high-equity, low-income home-owners little option but to sell to their homes in order benefit from current market values. The result is accumulated generational wealth disappears. These drivers have made obvious the eventualized economic and social fragility of communities.
AARP partnered with Blink!LAB to create an ADU design catalog for three different household types. The result is a resource that guides homeowners through the steps of designing and building an affordable housing unit on their property.
Featuring ADU policies and projects from Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Oakland, California; and Washington, D.C., this detailed catalog contains information about financing and budgeting for an ADU project; as well as images and tables that demonstrate how ADUs can be easily designed to serve individuals of differing ages, and physical abilities.
DESIGN & URBAN ANALYSIS
Teslim Ikharo JD
Catherine Leonard, Marquita Price - East Oakland Collective
ADU Tour, L&D Construction
Research Publication and Floor Plans, July 2019
Content: 113 Pages
Floor Plans: Several sizes