Feedback: Bed and Breakfasts

The Village of Irvington is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan (originally adopted in 2003).  The updated Plan will help chart the direction of the Village for the next ten years or more.  To accomplish this, earlier this year, the Board of Trustees assembled a group of nearly 40 volunteers who held approximately 2 dozen meetings over a period of 8 weeks.  They produced a list of 50 recommendations (PDF) to be incorporated into the updated Comprehensive Plan.  Those recommendations addressed such topics as: The Downtown; Code Modernization; Historic Irvington; and the Broadway Corridor.

This email highlights one of the more significant recommendations: Amending the Village Code to permit Bed and Breakfasts and AirBnB rentals by special permit.

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The recommendation would allow a residence to be used as a Bed and Breakfast, including through online rental platforms such as AirBnB.  The details of the requirements and process for a special permit would have to be worked out, but at a minimum, they would include the following:

  • The residence must be the primary residence of the operator of the Bed and Breakfast.
  • Rentals for events and parties would not be allowed.
  • For rentals through AirBnB, there would be a limit on the number of rental days allowed per year.

Please consider helping us evaluate this recommendation.  We have set up a short survey to gather feedback on this recommendation. The survey is here: SURVEY CLOSED

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