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“Virtual” meeting on ADUs, JDUs


A VIRTUAL community forum regarding accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units in Garden Grove will be held on April 15 (Shutterstock).

The City of Garden Grove will host a virtual community forum to discuss recent zoning regulations and building code requirements for constructing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs), on Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., via Zoom.  Residents and contractors are encouraged to attend. To register for the virtual ADU 101 Forum, visit The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 14.

An ADU is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit situated on the same parcel with a proposed or existing single-family or multi-family development, which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons.  The unit also includes permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.

A JADU is a unit no more than 500 feet in size and contained entirely within a single-family residence. A JADU may contain separate or shared sanitation facilities.

At the March 23, 2021 regular meeting of the Garden Grove City Council, the City approved revisions for adoption of Ordinance No. 2919, pertaining to new regulations for ADUs and JADUs.

For more information on ADUs and JADUs, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet, visit or call (714) 741-5312.  A recording of the virtual ADU 101 Forum will also be available at

“Let’s Chat About it Thursday” to launch

For the month of April, Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center is offering free workshops called, “Let’s ‘Chat’ About It Thursdays” on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., via Zoom or by phone. Seniors 55 and older can participate in a wellness workshop, virtual recreation, spring craft, and learn about Orange County’s resource and referral system 211. The virtual workshops are open to all seniors. To register, call (714) 741-5423. Zoom identification number and password will be provided during registration.

Dates and activities are:

  • April 8 – Discuss wellness during times of grief and loss
  • April 15 – Learn how to navigate virtual recreational activities
  • April 22 – Let’s get crafty! Pick up a craft kit at the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, located at 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, 92840. Space is limited to the first 10 registrations. There will a $5 material fee.
  • April 29 – Learn how to navigate resources for older adults.

For more information, please contact the H. Louis Lake Senior Center at (714) 741-5253.






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