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Thursday, September 17 2020 / Published in Informational
Portland is one of the best places in the US to build an ADU. Although the process is well worth it, we understand that getting started can be stressful. Here, we’ve gathered some of our most frequently-asked questions about building an accessory dwelling in the Portland, Oregon, area. What is the cost of building an
Monday, September 14 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, New Avenue Process I-V, Permits
Here’s how we helped our clients turn “no” into a “go.” When Principal Designer Amy Guiang contacted the City of Oakland, she was expecting a “yes” but got a “no.” Amy was conducting a feasibility study for a client who wanted to turn a duplex into a triplex. Knowing that recent changes to California state
Monday, September 14 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Informational, Legislation
Here’s what Section 65852.2 of the amended government code currently says about parking for new accessory dwellings in California.
Saturday, September 05 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Informational, Legislation
At New Avenue, recent news has really gotten us thinking about what Labor Day means and how we take care of ourselves and each other here in the US. At New Avenue, we support working parents, no matter how they parent or how they work. Assemblymember Buffy Wicks has been making waves with her support
Saturday, September 05 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, New Avenue Process I-V, Process
“What’s your process?” It’s a common question from Portland-area clients, and it’s a good one. We love that our clients want to know what to expect. Excellent communication up front makes for clear expectations all around. Every project follows our five-step process: Phase I: Pre-design Phase II: Schematic Design Phase III: Construction Documentation Phase IV:
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