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File #: 21-466    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/6/2021 Final action:
Title: ZTA202100004 Resolution of Intent for Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to Homestay Zoning Regulations.
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Proposed Resolution of Intent
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AGENDA DATE: 10/6/2021

ZTA202100004 Resolution of Intent for Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to Homestay Zoning Regulations

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Adopt a Resolution of Intent to initiate a focused zoning text amendment to amend the County's homestay regulations, including required setbacks, options for owner-occupancy waiver, and other minor technical updates.

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Filardo, Svoboda, Ragsdale

PRESENTER (S): Rebecca Ragsdale


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: A "homestay" provides lodging and rooms to guests for less than 30 days and is accessory to a single-family dwelling. Homestays are also known as "short term rentals," "Airbnb," "VRBO," or "transient lodging," and were previously known in the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance as "Bed and Breakfasts" or "Accessory Tourist Lodging." Study of the County's "homestay" regulations led to a series of amendments to the County's taxation, health and safety, fire protection, and zoning regulations in August 2019. The Board reviewed the County's homestay compliance program and experience with the new regulations at its August 18, 2021 meeting, at which the Board directed that several amendments to the zoning regulations for homestays are needed.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations - Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: The purpose of this proposed zoning text amendment (ZTA) is to amend Albemarle County Code ? 18-5.1.48 to address the following:

a) Provide structural/organizational updates, including re-ordering and re-grouping how the zoning regulations are listed and updating for clarity any terms that are not consistent throughout ? 18-5.1.48.
b) Replace the required 125' setback applicable to homestay structures and parking in the Rural Areas (RA) district, with primary structure setback...

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