Town may add years to rental permits | Desert Trail | – Hi-Desert Star

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YUCCA VALLEY — Town staff provided an update to the Planning Commission on short-term vacation rentals on Jan. 9 and offered a look at major development projects for the year ahead.

As part of Yucca Valley’s annual review of the short-term vacation rental permit, which caps vacation rentals at 10% of the Town’s housing supply, town staff provided data on short-term rentals in Yucca Valley. The cap was passed again for 2024, and a report indicated that among the 670 permitted vacation rentals, there were a total of 60 noise complaints in 2023.

“Because of the low number of complaints, the current two-year permit for short term vacation rentals could be extended to a three or five-year permit,” suggested Deputy Town Manager Shane Stueckle.

The commissioners also looked ahead at major public works projects, including the aquatics center, planned for Brehm park, which is expected to receive construction bids in February, and new pickleball courts, which received additional funding from San Bernardino County this week. 

The additional $1.6 million that was approved by the county board of supervisors at their last meeting will be used to develop and construct a pickleball court complex. The project is likely to be developed at the community center, though design of the project is in extremely early stages.

The commission also got a look at upcoming town business, including new restaurants. Casa Del Tequila is expected to be considered at the next meeting of the Planning Commission. 

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