Nelson will hold public hearing on short term rentals

The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday.

A public hearing on zoning changes for short term rentals will take place on Monday

Nelson city council wants to make zoning changes to allow for its new rules on short term rentals (STRs). Whenever there is a proposed zoning change, a public hearing is required. The hearing for the STR changes will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 4, at city hall.

The proposed zoning amendment bylaw would do the following:

  • delete the definition for bed and breakfast and add a definition for STR;
  • add revised definitions for home occupation, guest home, room, and suite;
  • add new regulations for STRs pertaining to business licensing, parking, ownership and operation, signage, number of guests, and number of STRs per lot;
  • change the name of the R6 zone from Bed and Breakfast Zone to Guest Room and Suite Zone;
  • add STRs as permitted uses in R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, MU2, MU3, MU4, CD1, and CD6.

Before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing, citizens who wish to be heard may send an email to development@nelson.ca, drop off written concerns at city hall at 310 Ward St., or appear in person at the hearing and speak directly to council.

At a public hearing, council simply hears speakers’ concerns and does not ask questions or discuss.

In its regular meeting following the public hearing on the same evening, council will make a decision on the bylaw.

The proposed bylaw and a summary of the proposed changes to the rules governing short term rentals are attached below.

 

Short Term Rentals

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