Berkeley City Council allows larger home additions, garage conversions

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Berkeley City Council met Tuesday to approve an ordinance to increase dimensions of additional dwelling units, or ADUs, across the city with exception of districts with high fire risk.

Berkeley City Council adopted an ordinance to include garage conversions under the definition of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, and increased the allowable ADU maximum height to 20 feet in all districts excluding areas at high fire risk at their regular meeting Tuesday.
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