Joann Sullivan on November 10th, 2017

On September 28, 200 people attended an ADU workshop hosted by Ben Bartlett at the South Berkeley Senior Center.   There is great curiosity and interest in the backyard Granny Flats.  Of the audience members at that workshop, 28% said they would use the ADU to house a caregiver, 32% said they would house an aging parents or returning adult child and 58% said they would live in the ADU themselves.

Additional workshops have been scheduled in the next few weeks.


District 8 ADU Workshop (co-sponsored by Council Member Lori Droste)

Thursday November 16, 6:00 p.m.

John Muir Auditorium

2955 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley 94705


ADU/Aging in Place Workshop (Co-sponsored by Ashby Village)

Tuesday, November 28, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ashby Village, 1821 Catalina Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94707

(Please RSVP for this event: or call 510-904-0201)


District 4 ADU Workshop (Co-sponsored by Council Member Kate Harrison)

Wednesday November 29, 6:00 p.m.

North Berkeley Senior Center

1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, 94707


The workshops co-sponsored by Lori Droste and Ashby Village will focus on ADUs as an Aging in Place option.  Also, at the Ashby Village workshop, vendors will be present with information about their ADU products.

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