Short Term Rentals (what many think of as “Airbnb”) of residences in the Triangle and elsewhere in Metro Louisville are a source of continuing discussion, interest, complaints, and some controversy. Earlier this Fall, the Cherokee Triangle Association submitted to Metro Government its suggestions for recommended changes in the STR ordinance to make Short Term Rental activity more compatible with our and other traditional neighborhoods.
Metro Council is expected to vote on a temporary moratorium on Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) for Short Term Rentals at the December 13 Metro Council meeting. A CUP is required for short term rentals of property which is not occupied as the primary residence of the owner/host.
The proposed ordinance is sponsored by our Metro Council representative, Brandon Coan along with Council members Bill Hollander and David James. If passed, no Conditional Use Permits for non-owner-occupied Short Term Rentals (“Airbnb’s”) in residential areas would be granted for 90 days. During the 90 days, Metro Council will continue to work on revisions to the STR ordinance. The moratorium only affects non-owner-occupied STRs located in residentially zoned areas This moratorium will allow the Council more time under less pressure, to thoroughly review recommendations for changes to the STR ordinance.
The CTA subcommittee on STRs recommended a one year moratorium, but we fully support the 90 day moratorium.
Please attend the Metro Council meeting at 6pm December 13th to show your support for the moratorium.
If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would like to support the
passage of the proposed 90 day moratorium, please email your comments to Brandon.Coan@louisvilleky.gov