Ordinance Pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Glendale
Document Title
Ordinance Pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project is adoption of an ordinance amending the Glendale Municipal Code, Title 30 of the Glendale Municipal Code (GMC), 1995, pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) consistent with the requirements of AB881 and AB68 and a repeal and replacement of Section 30.34.080 of the GMC to reflect changes to standards and ministerial processes for reviewing and approving ADUs and JADUs. In addition to amendments to the Zoning Code, this item also includes a General Plan Amendment to the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) with a minor change to the land use tables of the DSP to allow ADUs and JADUs.

Contact Information

Erik Krause
Agency Name
City of Glendale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Glendale, Community Development Department
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Applies to all residential zones and properties developed with residential uses.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed amendments to the Zoning Code and the General Plan Amendment to the DSP implements the provisions of Government Code Sections 65852.2 and 65852.22, second units in a single-family or multifamily residential zone, and is therefore exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.17 and California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, Section 15282(h). Moreover, this Ordinance is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations Section 15060(c)(1), as it implements provisions of Government Code Sections 65852.2 and 65852,22, which require ministerial review and approval of accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units, and, therefore, does not involve the exercise of discretionary powers by the City.


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