The City of Canandaigua board announced a public hearing scheduled for Aug. 3 to discuss proposed changes to the Canandaigua Short Term rental law.
Presently, short-term rental units are allowed in any district, as long as the owner gets approval from the Planning Board which determines if it would adversely affect others in the district, and that the proposed short-term rental has adequate parking for the number of occupants, and the short-term rental complies with standards, as determined by the zoning officer.
The proposed changes are that in the zones R1-A, R1B, R2, R3, and R-4, the short-term rental has to be the owner’s primary residence, and may not be rented for more than 90 days in a calendar year. In addition, the rental unit has to be registered, and inspected by the zoning officer periodically under the Canandaigua Rental Inspection program. Special Use permits are only granted for three years, and when expiring, the zoning officer determines if there has been non-compliance with the short-term rental law, and if so, may deny registration under a special use permit.
The board expected to hear verbal comments on the proposed changes at the Aug. 3 public hearing, but also welcomed written responses to the proposed changes before they vote to accept or decline the proposed changes,