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File #: CPC CA 19-00137    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 10/23/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2019 Final action: 12/19/2019
Title: Ordinance No. 19-101 amending Section 201 (Definitions Enumerated) of Part 2 (Definitions) of Article 2 (Basic Provisions, Definitions and Land Use Types and Classifications) and Section 1704 (Short Term Rental Unit) of Part 17 (Short Term Rental Unit) of Article 5 (Administration and Procedures) of Chapter 7 (Planning, Development and Building) of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs 2001, as amended, pertaining to Short Term Rental Units and Providing Penalties for the violation thereof Presenter: Morgan Hester, Principal Planner Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development
Indexes: Short Term Rental
Attachments: 1. ORD_ShortTermRentalDensity, 2. CPC Staff Report_STR, 3. FIGURE 1 - 5 Lot Separation Scenario, 4. Figure 2 - Public Comment, 5. Option A_Plan_Dev-STR-5_LotSpacesONLY_ORD, 6. Option B_Plan_Dev-STR-5_LotSpacesAND_SingleFamilyORD, 7. Option C_Plan_Dev-STR-5_LotSpacesHEARING_ORD, 8. Option D_Plan_Dev-CPC Recommendation, 9. CC Presentation - STR 11-26-19, 10. Signed Ordinance 19-101.pdf

Title
Ordinance No. 19-101 amending Section 201 (Definitions Enumerated) of Part 2 (Definitions) of Article 2 (Basic Provisions, Definitions and Land Use Types and Classifications) and Section 1704 (Short Term Rental Unit) of Part 17 (Short Term Rental Unit) of Article 5 (Administration and Procedures) of Chapter 7 (Planning, Development and Building) of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs 2001, as amended, pertaining to Short Term Rental Units and Providing Penalties for the violation thereof

Presenter:
Morgan Hester, Principal Planner
Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development

Body
Summary:
Ordinance 18-112 established the short term rental program, specifically by adding language to sections of City Code Chapter 7, to define short term rental units as a new use and created the associated Short Term Rental Unit (STR) Permit.

This item is addressing City Council requested Ordinance changes to occupancy and issued permit densities.

Previous Council Action:
City Council approved the current short term rental ordinance on November 17, 2018, effective December 31, 2018. Mid-year updates were provided at City Council work sessions and additional information was requested of Staff to be presented in the following months.

An occupancy maximum was presented on October 22, 2019 for first reading and was passed. The ordinance language reads as follows -

Section 7.5.1706(H) "Maximum overnight occupancy of a short term rental unit shall be limited to two (2) occupants per bedroom, plus an additional two (2) occupants per dwelling unit. The maximum occupancy per dwelling unit shall be fifteen (15) occupants."

At the December 5, 2019 City Council meeting, Council voted 5-4 to approve the City Planning Commission's recommendation with an amendment to the number of days defining 'Owner Occupied' to 185 from 210. The motion captures the following -
* Define 'owner occupied' to mean that the owner will occupy the property 185 d...

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