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Friday May 21 at 9 am: Join HEART and other local experts for a panel discussion on ADUs in San Mateo County

HEART is honored to join a group of local experts at a virtual panel hosted by the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County. View event details and Register HEART recently announced a list of resources available to homeowners looking to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): free construction plans partnerships with cities for quicker permitting more »

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HEART publishes free construction plans for building small backyard homes

San Mateo, CA – HEART of San Mateo County (HEART) is excited to provide free construction plans to help homeowners build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as granny units, in their backyards. In collaboration with OpenScope Studio Architects and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, HEART produced four sets of ADU plans. Homeowners more »

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Let Us Know Your Thoughts About Our Free Green Second Unit Preliminary Designs

Interested in a Second Unit? We want to hear from you about our free green ADU preliminary designs.  With custom second unit, or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), designs costing thousands of dollars and taking months to develop, we want to help homeowners build environmentally friendly ADUs by providing free designs! HEART will also be working more »

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HEART has selected OpenScope Studio as the design firm for the GLADUR ADU Program

HEART is pleased to announce that after a thorough RFP process, we are partnering with OpenScope Studio to design our free green ADU plans  HEART’s GLADUR Program will make it easier and less expensive for homeowners to plan, design, obtain permits, and ultimately build a green ADU on their property. By creating designs and construction drawings ourselves, more »

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