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File #: 21-0558R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2021 In control: Planning and Economic Development
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/19/2021
Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW, EVALUATION, AND HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC) REGULATIONS RELATED TO VACATION DWELLING UNITS.
Sponsors: Zack Filipovich, Roz Randorf, Terese Tomanek, Janet Kennedy
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RESOLUTION REQUESTING PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW, EVALUATION, AND HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC) REGULATIONS RELATED TO VACATION DWELLING UNITS.

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BY COUNCILORS FILIPOVICH, RANDORF, TOMANEK, AND KENNEDY:
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Unified Development Code ("UDC") is to "protect the public health, safety, and welfare and to implement the goals and objectives of the comprehensive land use plan..." Section 50-2 Duluth City Code; and
WHEREAS, the UDC regulations set parameters for the interim use of vacation dwelling units within certain zoning districts in the city; and
WHEREAS, the concept of internet-based rental of vacation dwelling units remains an emergent land use, the standards for which remain under evaluation for professional city planning and development best practices, causing a need for occasional updates to those regulations; and
WHEREAS, to better understand and evaluate regulations for vacation dwelling units the city council's planning and economic development committee has facilitated several committee meetings in early 2021 to consider options for potential improvements to those regulations.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the city council requests that the city planning commission undertake updates to UDC Section 50-20.3.U, Use-Specific Standards, Commercial Uses, Vacation Dwelling Units.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the planning commission consider the creation of a new, over-the counter annual permit for short-term vacation dwelling units permitting owners to rent their owner-occupied, homestead property as vacation dwelling units for not more than twenty-one (21) days per year, specified in the permit, with no rental period for no more than seven (7) consecutive days, nor less than two (2) consecutive days, subject to meeting all other applicable inspection and building code requirements for a vacation dwelling unit.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the planning commission consider modifying the standards f...

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