The push to build more ‘Granny Flats’
ADUs have the advantage of support from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Progressives love how green they are, and conservatives tout them as a free market housing option. But there are plenty of people who aren’t so keen on seeing their proliferation. NIMBYs are perhaps the biggest foes of the granny flat. Worries about new buildings or configurations changing an area’s aesthetics, and new tenants clogging up streets with their cars, spur neighborhood groups to stymie ADU-friendly housing rules.