Our entire historic district is on the National Reg. of Historic Places. It is being infiltrated with Bed and Breakfasts. All are being issued CUP's. At this time when the business is sold, the use is ended, insuring that the residential neighborhood is intact.
Our planning commission is rewriting ordinances and want to keep the "Use" with the land, making the non-conforming business permit. The neighborhoods/homeowners want the right to revert the house back to a residience.
It was noted in an article of "usa today" that our little town of 1,900 has more bed and breakfasts than any other city, to give you an idea of the portion of the problem.
As a planning and zoning commissioner and a board member of the Preservation Society, I'm really ready to stop all condional use permits until a viable solution can be reached, but have been told, one can not stop the right to business, or free enterprise.
Any compromises out there ?