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File #: 17-438    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Work Session - Information Status: Work Session
File created: 6/20/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/5/2017 Final action:
Title: Residential Transient Lodging Work Session
Attachments: 1. Att A May 3 BOS W.S. Transient Lodging, 2. Att B Transient Lodging Localities Research, 3. Att C Number of Applications and Number of Guest Room by Application information, 4. Att D Public Process for Residential Transient Lodging Zoning Text Amendment
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AGENDA DATE: 7/5/2017

TITLE: Residential Transient Lodging Work Session

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Work session to discuss amending the Zoning Ordinance regulations for Residential Transient Lodging

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Walker, Graham, McCulley, Echols, Ragsdale

PRESENTER (S): Rebecca Ragsdale

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Douglas C. Walker

BACKGROUND: The Board held a work session on May 3, 2017 to discuss transient lodging issues related to taxation, zoning regulations, compliance issues, and a new state code provision that allows localities to establish a registry for short-term rentals. (Attachment A) A public hearing and Board action took place on June 14, 2017 to update the transient occupancy tax and BPOL sections of the County Code as they relate to short-term rentals. The purpose of this work session is to continue discussion on zoning issues. The Board is asked to provide direction on the scope of the zoning text amendment process by affirming the two recommended areas of focus.

Thriving Development Areas: Attract quality employment, commercial, and high density residential uses into development areas by providing services and infrastructure that encourage redevelopment and private investment while protecting the quality of neighborhoods.
Rural Area Character: Preserve the character of rural life with thriving farms and forests, traditional crossroad communities, and protected scenic areas, historic sites, and biodiversity.
Economic Prosperity: Foster an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals.

DISCUSSION: The May 3, 2017 report (Attachment A) includes information on current Zoning Ordinance allowances for residential transient lodging, referred to in the ordinance as Accessory Tourist Lodging (ATL) in the Development Areas and Bed and Breakfast (BNB) in the Rural Areas. With this report, s...

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