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Making It in San Diego: County streamlines process to build granny flats

Posted at 6:06 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 21:35:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County is taking another jab at tackling the housing crisis. In a press conference Wednesday, Supervisor Dianne Jacob revealed a set of pre-approved plans to build granny flats throughout the county.

Homeowners can choose between plans for a 600 or 1,200 square foot designs. The program can help homeowners save up to $30,000 in design and permit fees.

Tom Tanner recently built a granny flat on his home in Lakeside.

"I was looking for that additional income to offset the cost of everything," said Tanner. "If it’s doable, yea, do it it all comes down to the numbers, how much they can afford what they’re going to get back."

The county is currently working on developing four other designs for homeowners to choose from. You can find them here.

Properties will still need to meet zoning and health codes to be approved for the permits.