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CL- 1978 New Business   Item #:   G.    
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 09/04/2018  
Subject:    Request for a Special Use Permit to Operate a Bed and Breakfast at 418 Plum Street
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     09/04/2018
SUMMARY
A request has been filed by Barry Davis, on behalf of Spotlight Express LLC, requesting a Special Use Permit to operate a bed and breakfast in accordance with Article 3:E Section C, Item 3 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 418 Plum Street, otherwise known as Grid 2710, Block 006, Parcel 000005 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to operate an Airbnb on a residential property.
BACKGROUND
Barry Davis, has filed a request for a Special Use Permit to operate a bed and breakfast in accordance with Article 3:E Section C, Item 3 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 418 Plum Street, otherwise known as Grid 2710, Block 006, Parcel 000002 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to operate an Airbnb on a residential property. This use is defined in the Zoning Ordinance as:
 
“Bed and breakfast lodging. A single family dwelling, occupied by its owner or operator, containing sleeping and breakfast accommodations as an accessory use to the principal use as a private residence. Such lodging shall have no more than eight (8) room accommodations for transient persons and wherein a charge is normally paid for such accommodations. A bed and breakfast may include banquet/event facilities for private parties as an accessory use.”
 
As stated in the Zoning Ordinance, a bed and breakfast lodging requires the owner or operator to occupy the site. The applicant has listed the neighboring property of 406 Plum St. as his mailing address, but specified that he uses both 406 and 418 Plum St. as his home.
 
At their meeting of August 13, 2018, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of Special Use Permit application PLSUP20180000192, filed by Barry Davis, requesting a Special Use Permit to operate a bed and breakfast, subject to the following conditions:
 
1.          418 Plum St. continue to primarily be used as a residential property occupied by the owner or operator of the bed and breakfast.
2. The facility shall use no more than three (3) guest rooms for occupancy.
3. Guests may not stay for longer than 30 consecutive calendar days.


 
 
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council adopt an Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit to operate a bed and breakfast in accordance with Article 3:E Section C, Item 3 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 418 Plum Street, otherwise known as Grid 2710, Block 006, Parcel 000005 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map subject to the following conditions:
 
1.          418 Plum St. continue to primarily be used as a residential property occupied by the owner or operator of the bed and breakfast.
2. The facility shall use no more than three (3) guest rooms for occupancy.
3. Guests may not stay for longer than 30 consecutive calendar days.

 

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