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CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTAL DISTRICT - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson says he wants to strike the right balance when it comes to new rules for short-term vacation rentals. In October, the council shot down proposed short-term vacation rental legislation after wrestling with the matter for two months. In multiple public hearings, supporters argued they had the right to use their property to make money, while opponents said they didn't want mini-hotels in the neighborhoods. On Tuesday, Henderson will bring a new plan to the table that creates a special district in which short-term vacation rentals could operate. It calls for a certification process to use a residence for short-stay operations. "What I envision is a district which runs from the ridge to the river and the North Shore," Henderson said Friday. "However, each council member will be allowed to add areas in their districts to that as they see fit." The baseline short-term vacation rental district aligns with Chattanooga's Urban Overlay Zone, which extends from Missionary Ridge in the east to the base of Lookout Mountain in the west, and from the North Shore to the Georgia state ...

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