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West Adams Terrace - A Classic HPOZ To Build An ADU

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

West Adams Terrace

West Adams Terrace includes subdivisions with large and lavish homes originally designed for wealthy middle-class families as well as other tracts developed for the working class. The first significant wave of residential development in West Adams consisted of businessmen and their families, who wanted to move out of central Los Angeles, yet remain within easy commuting distance of downtown. Single family homes in the HPOZ range in size and style from modest Victorian-era cottages to early 20th century Craftsman and Mission Revival bungalows to larger Period Revival and Classical styles.The West Adams Terrace HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2003. The zip code for this area is 90016.

The market for ADUs is trending in West Adams Terrace because almost every house is a hidden gem, even those that have been disregarded or stuccoed over. You're very much apt to find leaded glass in a built-in cabinet and wood beams, etc. Right now we have a Sunday farmers market at Wellington Square, which is between Crenshaw and West Avenue—which is generally considered the furthest west boundary of West Adams, even though the West Adams neighborhood council goes further, all the way to La Brea/ Fairfax, etc. The library on Jefferson plays a very central role. West Adams also has a terrific sense of community. It is also near USC and other universities, so students are prime renters.

West Adams Terrace Demographics

  • Median Income - $38,000

  • Median Age - 28 years old

  • Average Home Price - $700,000

How Much Can I Rent An ADU In West Adams Terrace For In Today’s Market?

The average ADU in West Adams Terrace rents for about:

Studio ADU- $1500/m

1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $2000/m

2 bed 2 bath ADU- $2500/m

3 bed 3 bath ADU- $29000/m

Walkability Score For West Adams Terrace

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 an 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:

Staff Contact:

Deepeaka Dhaliwal

(213) 847-3654



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