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File #: 18-379    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information Only Status: Work Session
File created: 6/20/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/9/2018 Final action:
Title: ZTA 2017-01 Transient Lodging (aka Homestays)
Attachments: 1. Att. A Existing Zoning Regulations, 2. Att. B PC Proposed Ordinance, 3. Att. C Summary of June 13, 2018 Work Session, 4. Att. D Canterbury Hills Comments
AGENDA DATE: 7/9/2018

ZTA 2017-01 Transient Lodging (aka Homestays)

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Work session to discuss whether the County should pursue ordinance amendments for transient lodging

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Echols, Ragsdale

PRESENTER (S): Ragsdale


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BACKGROUND: The County's Zoning Ordinance defines the rental of guest rooms for less than 30 days at a time as "transient lodging." Two forms of transient lodging are allowed in homes in districts that allow residential uses by-right. In the residential zoning districts, typically but not exclusively in the County's Development Areas, transient lodging is called "accessory tourist lodging" and in the Rural Areas zoning district, transient lodging is called "bed and breakfast". Provisions for transient lodging in residential zoning districts and the Rural Areas were added to the Zoning Ordinance in 1976, primarily to encourage residents to open their homes to visitors attending events at the University of Virginia, such as graduation. The term bed and breakfast (BnB) was added in 2012 in conjunction with other changes to add flexibility for the use in the Rural Areas. Attachment A provides a summary of current regulations.

This zoning text amendment (ZTA) was initiated by the Board of Supervisors on May 3, 2017 in response to a strategy in the Comprehensive Plan to study the nature and extent of the use in the County. The Board wanted to know if the community believed more opportunities for transient lodging should be allowed. Some Board members were also concerned with the number of non-compliant operators in the County who did not have a permit and were not paying transient occupancy taxes. The Board changed its regulations related to the transient occupancy tax in June 2017. In July, the Board held a work session to define the parameters for potential zoning changes (See table below for scope of...

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