Is there a daylight plane requirement for ADUs?

There is no daylight plane requirement for ADUs 800 square feet and smaller, or for those in zoning districts without daylight plane requirements. A detached ADU that is larger than 800 square feet in area has a separate daylight plane requirement that must be met, unless a use permit is approved to deviate from this ADU standard. The daylight plane for a detached ADU is established at a line three (3) feet from the side property lines. The daylight plane begins at a horizontal line 9 feet, 6 inches above the average grade with a slope inwards at a 45 degree angle. There are no permitted intrusions into this daylight plane. The daylight plane requirement for an attached ADU is the same as the daylight plane required for the primary dwelling.

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1. Which properties qualify as a lot with a single-family residence?
2. Which properties qualify as a lot with an existing multi family building?
3. Do ADUs count toward floor area and building coverage limits?
4. Is an ADU an accessory building?
5. Can I convert an existing accesory building into an ADU?
6. Can I convert my attached garage/carport into an ADU?
7. Do I need to provide parking for my ADU?
8. Can I rent out my ADU?
9. Is there a daylight plane requirement for ADUs?
10. Will my property taxes increase with an ADU?
11. What fees are required for an ADU?