CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A few of Michigan’s smallest cities are seeing ripples from short-term lodging popularized by Airbnb and different web sites.
Calumet is on the Keweenaw Peninsula within the far north of the Higher Peninsula. Quick-term leases got here up at a latest assembly of the village planning fee.
The chairwoman, Colleen Kobe, stated the leases will not be a permitted use below Calumet’s zoning regulation, The Every day Mining Gazette reported.
“These actually should not be occurring there,” Kobe stated of short-term leases in downtown residences.
And even when the ordinance is modified, Airbnb-style leases might scale back long-term leases and trigger a inhabitants loss, Kobe stated.
“The opposite factor, which could not be all that standard,” stated Kobe, “is we might begin taxing. That’s what different communities do, town of Chicago began doing that, as a result of it’s similar to a resort.”
Planning commissioner Virginia Dwyer stated Hancock, 12 miles south, permits short-term leases, however the proprietor should pay for a allow and have a property inspected.
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