LU 18-0034: Short-Term Rentals

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for April 22, 2019.  The notice and staff report are now available and written testimony is being accepted.

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Short-term rentals of dwellings (rentals of less than 31 days) are currently prohibited in Lake Oswego’s residential areas. The City Council has directed the Planning Commission to recommend development code changes that would allow Short-Term Rentals (STRs) subject to standards addressing land use concerns (to control neighborhood impacts), business licensing, transient lodging taxes, and enforcement.

Status Updates: 

   
03/11/19

On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Community Development Code that would allow Short-Term Rentals (STRs) following a “Social Model,” or home-sharing, in conjunction with a residential use, akin to Home Occupation, where residents host visitors in their homes for a fee. The City also proposes to allow exceptions to certain Home Occupation regulations for STRs with Conditional Use Permit approval following a public hearing.  The amendments also delete “Bed & Breakfast” from Table 50.06.002-3.

The Planning Commission notice of public hearing and staff report (including exhibits), are now available, click here.

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02/15/19

Work Session #6

On Monday, February 25, the Planning Commission will review a preliminary draft of code amendments for Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations and provide input prior to the proposal being presented in a public hearing.

Staff Memo (2/19/19)

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video when available, click here.

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02/01/19

Work Session #5

On Monday, February 11, the Planning Commission will review concepts for Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations and provide input to staff on drafting code amendments.

Staff Memo, 01/31/19

Additional Citizen Comments

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

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01/23/19

On January 15, the City Council decided by a vote of 4:3 to have the Planning Commission continue with the process of developing regulations that would allow short-term rentals in residential areas subject to appropriate standards. The Council asked that the Commission forward its recommendation to them by June 2019.  The Commission is anticipated to resume work on this topic at their meeting scheduled for February 11.

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 01/09/19

City Council Study Session

The city’s review of regulations for short-term rentals is on hold pending City Council input on work completed to date. The City Council Study Session originally scheduled for December 4th was postponed and has been rescheduled to January 15, 2019.

Staff Memo, 11/20/18 (with attachments)

To visit the meeting webpage for January 15, and view the video, click here.  See agenda Item 9.2

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11/02/18

Work Session #4

On Wednesday, November 14, the Planning Commission will review short-term rental (STR) survey results, research on other jurisdictions' STR regulations, and provide direction to staff on drafting amendments.

Staff Memo, 11/02/18 (with attachments, does not include Attachment C)
Attachment C - STR Survey Results
Additional Citizen Comments

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

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10/19/18

The Short Term Rental (STR) survey is now closed.  Staff is analyzing the results and will present them to the Planning Commission at Work Session #4 on November 14, 2018.​

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09/04/18

Short-Term Rental (STR) Survey: Sept 4 – Sept 30, 2018 **THE SURVEY IS CLOSED**

WHY ARE WE CONSIDERING THE ISSUE?

Short-term rentals of dwellings (rentals of fewer than 31 days) are currently prohibited in Lake Oswego’s residential zones; however, there are currently a number of non-compliant STRs in the City.  In April 2018, the City Council directed the Planning Commission to recommend development code changes that would regulate Short Term Rentals (STRs) if the City were to allow them in residential zones.  The Commission’s work will include developing regulations and licensing requirements to address potential impacts of STRs on residential areas and code enforcement needs.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY?

The purpose of this survey is to understand Lake Oswego residents’ opinions regarding STRs: what concerns may arise if STRs are allowed, and what opportunities might be lost if STRs continue to be prohibited.  This brief survey (15 questions) is intended to help in the preparation of a draft ordinance for public review and a hearing with the Planning Commission in late 2018 or early 2019. 

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08/06/18

Work Session #3

On August 13, the Commission will review issues relating to parking, privacy and enforcement for Short-Term Rentals, and provide direction to staff on work plan and amendments.

Staff Memo, 08/07/18 (with attachments)

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

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07/13/18

Work Session #2

The Planning Commission will hold its second work session on this topic July 23, at 6:30 pm, in the Council Chamber. At this meeting the Commission will review and provide input on various issues relating to potential Short-Term Rental (STR) Regulations, including current Compliance Issues, Impact on Affordable Housing, Signage, relationship to Home Occupations, and Legislative History of Transient Lodging.  (Note: It is not necessary to sign up in advance in order to provide oral comments.)

Staff Memo, 07/11/18 (with attachments)

To visit the Planning Commission meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

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06/14/18

Work Session #1

The Planning Commission will hold its first work session on this topic June 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Council Chamber. At this meeting the Commission will review a work program, including goals, objectives, schedule, and public outreach plan, for this project.  If you would like to participate in the June 25 work session you must sign up in advance; please contact Leslie Hamilton, Senior Planner, at lhamilton@lakeoswego.city, 503-675-3731, to have your name added to an interested parties/speakers list.  There will be additional opportunities for public input during the summer, and into the fall when public hearings are expected to begin.

If you prefer to view the Planning Commission Staff Memo and Attachments combined, click here.

To visit the Planning Commission meeting webpage for June 25, 2018, click here.

 

 

Project Details
ID: 
LU 18-0034
Year: 
2018
Status: 
Active
Owner/Applicant: 
City of Lake Oswego (A)
Project Contact: 

Scot Siegel, Director of Planning and Building Services, (503) 699-7474 or e-mail.

Reviewing Body: 
Hearing Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019
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