Avon Town Council to discuss Nottingham Road short-term rental options
September 8, 2017
AVON — The Avon Town Council will hold a work session at its Sept. 12 meeting, at approximately 7:45 p.m., regarding expanding short-term rentals for properties along Nottingham Road.
The work session will be held in Council Chambers at One Lake Street. This is not an action item, but only consideration of whether the council wishes to ask the Town's Planning and Zoning Commission to begin the process to allow short-term rentals, subject to code drafting and public hearings.
Earlier this summer, a Nottingham Road homeowner sought a rezoning of his property to allow short-term rentals by extending the short-term rental overlay district. The Town Council upheld the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation to deny the rezoning.
The commission cited a number of reasons for the recommended denial, including possible diminishment of long-term rentals, changing character of the area and increased traffic. The commission also cited "concerns that other properties in the area would apply if this rezoning application was approved, as opposed to a holistic neighborhood approach."
While voting to deny the one homeowner's rezoning application, the Town Council did find that if a rezoning should be considered, then the "holistic neighborhood approach" should be pursued. Council asked that the public, including property owners along Nottingham Road, be notified of a work session.
At the Sept. 12 work session, the council can direct the Planning and Zoning Commission to commence the process to expand the current overlay district, with or without modifications, or choose to not proceed with a public process to consider an expansion. If unable to attend the work session, residents and owners can send written comments to Debbie Hoppe, town clerk, at email@example.com.