Petoskey City Council lifts moratorium on new short-term rentals –

0 minutes, 49 seconds Read

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — The Petoskey City Council lifted a moratorium on new short-term rentals but with ordinances to steer growth and allow for more oversight.

There’s now a cap for 40 short-term rentals, with seven spots available alongside 33 licensed rentals that were grandfathered in.

Another change recommended by the planning commission: rentals will be zoned to commercial districts, not residential.

“It inundates concerns with parking, potentially safety concerns with folks coming in and out of the city,” said Petoskey City Manager Shane Horn.

“In a neighborhood, you get know people that are coming and going. When you have visitors that are coming and going in a short-term rental, it’s hard to keep track of who’s coming and who’s going and build those relationships, as we do in our neighborhoods,” Horn said.

Horn said the commercial zoning could mean more people will stay downtown.

He said the city wants to see more development on the second and third floors of buildings.

This post was originally published on this site

Similar Posts