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Building an ADU in Adams-Normandie HPOZ

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

This neighborhood, Adams-Normandie, represents 100 years of history by featuring several Shingle and Craftsman style residences. At the turn of the 20th century the West Adams–Normandie area was one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious communities because the location attracted many individuals seeking suburban ambiance adjacent to the downtown area. Percy H. Clark, one of the primary real estate developers of Beverly Hills, built many of the custom homes in the neighborhood, including his own home on Van Buren Place. Overall, the architecture of the HPOZ shows the transition from Victorian era styles to the Arts and Crafts aesthetic of the early 1900s. The Van Buren Place Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the heart of the HPOZ. The Adams-Normandie HPOZ was adopted by the City Council in 2000.

The market for ADUs is trending in Adams-Normandie because of how close it is to Downtown Los Angeles. The zip code for the area is 90007. With USC, the Coliseum and the Expo Line within walking distance, Adams-Normandie is convenient for college students, sports fans and downtown commuters. For USC students, an ADU is perfect as it is affordable as well as near the school. ADUs in the area can also provide a student with their own residence instead of a shared apartment. The neighborhood has also kept its stock of late Victorians and Transitional Craftsmans built in the early 1900s.

Adams Normandie Demographics

● Median Income - $29,000

● Population - 18,000

● Median Age - 26 years old

● Average Home Price - $650,000

How Much Can I Rent An ADU In Adams-Normandie In Today’s Market?

The average ADU in Adams-Normandie rents for about:

Studio ADU- $1300/m

1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $1800/m

2 bed 2 bath ADU- $2400/m

3 bed 3 bath ADU- $28000/m

Walkability Score For Adams-Normandie

The ADU walkability score is measured by walking distance from your new ADU to these attractions, the closer you are to these locations the more your future tenant will pay for rent.

Increase The Value Of Your Home With An ADU Permit

If you believe your home has ADU potential, you should look into applying for architectural permits. Homeowners and agents are actively looking for homes with ADU potential. Realtors also have had multiple homes sell for over asking recently. Talk to your realtor about reaching out for approved city permits for an ADU.

How Much Do Permits Cost?

The process should be between $5,000-10,000 plus any specific city fees.

How Long Do ADU City Permits Take To Get Approved in 52nd Place HPOZ?

Since HPOZ's have numerous design laws, it makes getting approved plans take about 6 months..

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If you are planning on building an ADU in this neighborhood and have any questions you can reach the city council staff contact at:

Lydia Chapman

(213) 847-3646



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