PLNP2023-00123 Magnolia Avenue Accessory Dwelling Unit


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento County
Document Title
PLNP2023-00123 Magnolia Avenue Accessory Dwelling Unit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is proposing the construction of a new, two-story detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), with an approximately 754square-foot two-car garage on the first floor and a 963 square-foot ADU on the second story, with a 36 square-foot entry way on the first floor. The ADU is proposed to have a kitchen, a deck, two full bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a living room. The project seeks the following entitlements: 1. A Minor Special Development Permit to allow an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to deviate from the following Sacramento County Zoning Code (SZC) Development Standards: • Maximum Building Height and Maximum Number of Stories (Section 5.4.5.B, Table 5.11): 20 feet if minimum of 10 feet from rear property line and 5 feet from side property line. As proposed the ADU would be 40 feet from the rear property line and 12 feet 6 inches from the side property line and 24 feet and 8 inches tall. • Number of Building Stories (section 5.4.5.B., Table 5.11, Footnote 6): Detached or attached ADUs greater than 16 feet in height may only be a single story. ADUs attached to a two-story primary dwelling may match the roofline of the primary dwelling so long as they are single story and maintain a minimum of a five-foot side yard setback and 10-foot rear yard setback. As proposed the ADU would be detached with two stories.

Contact Information

Julie Newton
Agency Name
Sacramento County Planning
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC Section 21084; CEQA Guidelines Sections 15300 -15333 CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 subsection (a), Class 3–New Const
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the construction and location of a second dwelling unit, in a residential zone, in an urbanized area, and is therefore exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
County Clerk


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