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File #: 21-0537    Version: 1 Name: 4/5/21 UDC Ord Amend - Short Term Rentals
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2021 Final action: 5/3/2021
Enactment date: 5/3/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-12
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Table 5.15-1, Table 5.15-2, Sections 5.33, 5.37.2.P and 5.37.2.S, of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Short Term Rentals) (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 1 Nay) (ORD-21-12)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. ORD-21-12 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-21-12 Briefed and Approved.docx, 3. ORD-21-12 Briefed.pdf, 4. ORD-21-12 Briefed.docx, 5. Short-Term Rental OrdinanceREV.pdf, 6. Staff Report - Short Term Rentals - UDC Amendments.pdf, 7. Potential Non-Conforming Short Term Rentals Map.pdf
Related files: 20-1862, 21-0380, 21-0704, 21-0539
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Table 5.15-1, Table 5.15-2, Sections 5.33, 5.37.2.P and 5.37.2.S, of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Short Term Rentals) (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 1 Nay) (ORD-21-12)
Memorandum
In September of 2020, the City enacted Chapter 97 of the City Code which established requirements for the operation, location, and licensing of short-term rentals in the City of Ann Arbor. Included in the adopted Ordinance are provisions that prohibit the operation of short-term rentals by in residential zoning districts when the location is not the principal residence of the property owner.

In December of 2020, the City Council instructed the City Administrator and Planning Commission, if applicable, to develop and proposed amendments to Chapter 97 - Short Term Rentals and/or Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code, to create a regulatory structure that would enable the continued operation of pre-existing short-term rentals that do not meet the current requirements of Chapter 97.

In response, City staff prepared the attached proposed amendment to Chapter 55 - Unified Development Code, which was recommended by the Planning Commission as responsive to the City Council Direction.

The proposed amendments:

1. Amendments to the Permitted Use Table -Section 5.15, Table 5.15-1

The proposed amendments to this section add Short-Term Rental - Non-Principal Residence as a permitted use in the Mixed-Use zoning Districts. This would enable any property, regardless of residence status, to be eligible for a Short-Term Rental Use in the identified zones.

2. Amendments to the Accessory Use Table -Section 5.15, Table 5.15-2

The proposed amendments to this section add Short-Term Rental -Principal Residence - Homestay, and Short-Term Rental - Principal Residence Whole House as a permissible Accessory Use in the Residential and Mixed-Use zoning districts. This would enable any principal residence ...

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