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Much Ado about ADU's: Part 2 - Wednesday, March 25

Thinking about building a second unit for your aging parents, adult children, or for additional income? Have you heard about ADU's (Accessory Dwelling Unit, aka "Granny flat") and wonder how you could add one in your back yard?

Come and join Palo Alto Forward’s 4th annual ADU Workshop where a panel of renowned experts will be at hand to share their ADU stories and experience. We will walk you through financing and prefab options and share successes and pitfalls to avoid.

This workshop is designed to help homeowners explore ADU opportunities and navigate the process. Not a homeowner? No problem. Come and hear what's brewing in the rental pipelines.


We are a group of residents interested in crafting a vision for the future of Palo Alto that expands choice, opportunity and quality of life. We believe in approaching challenges like traffic and parking with a "can-do" attitude and believe there are positive outcomes and opportunities when we plan for future growth holistically and in strategic locations.

We are a coalition of all ages: some who are younger energetic, and optimistic that creative thinking can solve challenges many find impossible; others who are older, experienced, and keen to pass on a legacy of innovation, opportunity, great schools and amenities to future generations. We live in South Palo Alto, North Palo Alto, and the midtown neighborhoods. We own and rent. We have young children and children who have left the nest. We walk and bike and drive but we all wish we had better options.

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