Our Planning Commission is considering whether to approve an extended stay hotel immediately adjacent to an existing elementary school. Both are located within a business park zone. The City approved an amendment to the Code to allow school's within the zone as a conditional use. The extended stay is also permitted as a conditional use.
Approval of the conditional use permit requires the planning commision find that the extended stay use "will not be detrimental to the public health, safety, general welfare or convenience." At first blush, it would seem obvious that such a use next to an elementary school would potentially pose a risk. That said, I have been unable to find much documented evidence of the risks posed by extended stay hotel (other than media incident reports).
Does anyone have any resources on this issue that they could point me to or have any comments on the matter? I noted that "mallen" indicated in a previous post some years ago that their City had prepared an analysis that indicated that 90% of police calls to hotels/motels in their city were to extended stay hotels. (mallen - if you read this, I would love to see the report). This is the kind information.
Thanks for the help.