Accessory Dwelling Unit Resource Fair

Residents interested in adding an ADU or “Granny Flat” to their existing Single Family Homes are invited to join Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s upcoming ADU Resource Fair. An ADU is an Accessory Dwelling Unit added to a plot with a single-family home. Regulations for ADUs have been liberalized in recent years, to address the statewide housing shortage, and more reforms are in process.

Housing Trust Silicon Valley’ s Small Homes, Big Impact program invites homeowners for this opportunity to discuss your ADU project with builders, design professionals, consultants, lenders, insurance agents and city staff. You will be able to recieve information and make connections to services and information to start and finish your ADU project.

Sat, August 17, 2019
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Orchard Pavilion, Sunnyvale Senior Center
550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Free Registration


Palo Alto to Introduce Eichler Neighborhood Design Guidelines

Eichler homes, the first of which were built in Sunnyvale in 1949, are an architectural signature of the peninsula. In 2009, the City of Sunnyvale adopted its Eichler Design Guidelines, which are available via the Heritage Commission. Sunnyvale’s Eichler Design Guidelines detail a list of Sunnyvale’s Eichler neighborhoods and design guidance to ensure the basic preservation of these distinctive homes. Sunnyvale’s Guidelines suggest that additional protection should be afforded by the creation of Heritage Preservation Districts.

On April 11, the City of Palo Alto is hosting a community meeting to introduce their own Eichler Neighborhood Design Guidelines project:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mitchell Park Community Center, Midtown Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Attendees are requested to RSVP to

Additional information is contained in this flyer.

Thanks to local realtor John Fyten for the tip.