Free Second Unit Designs & Building Plans

The City of Fort Bragg is pleased to announce our Free Second Unit Design program to make it easier for residents to build new second units (also known as granny or in-law units) in city limits. The City commissioned architects, design professionals, and engineers to prepare 3 second unit designs with a range of sizes and features. A second unit is a house of less than 960 square feet on a lot that already has a home. View the flyer (PDF),

Included Free Designs

The Cottage

Single story, 544 square feet, 1 bedroom, and 1 bath. Features: Gable roof, porch entry, open kitchen / living area, deck off living area with sliding glass doors, double hung windows, and high ceilings.

The Alley House

Single story, 611 square feet, 1 bedroom, and 1 bath. Features: Gable roof, small front porch, open kitchen-living area, storage loft, and double hung windows.

The Craftsman

Single story, 767 square feet, 2 bedroom, and 1 bath. Features: Single story, gable roof, large front porch, open kitchen-living area, large storage loft, double hung windows, French doors onto deck off dining area, pantry, and porch off kitchen.

Design Review

These three designs are available for review by clicking on the links below. You can also look at full size plans at the Community Development Department in City Hall, 416 North Franklin Street. Stop by to see the plans and ask staff about fees, setbacks, parking, lot coverage, and other regulations specific to your property. You do not have to pay for having the designs drawn, but copies of the plans cost $3 per page for 24 by 36 inches black and white plans, or $5 per page for 24 by 36 inches color plans. We can also copy the plans to your flash drive at no charge. All City fees for planning, building, or other permits still apply.

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