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'Granny Flats' Limited in La Canada Flintridge

July 20, 1989

The La Canada Flintridge City Council on Monday passed an ordinance restricting construction of second-unit homes to lots of 15,000 square feet or larger.

Members approved in 4-0 votes both the ordinance designed to "preserve the city's low-density, residential character" and an amendment stipulating that city approval of second-unit projects should protect "public views and aesthetic values of the neighborhood."

Second-unit homes, or "granny flats," are housing built in addition to a lot's main unit.

State law specifies that such housing can exist as long as it is used to house senior citizens.

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