Planning staff has introduced a new StoryMap and survey to engage the community on the topic of Short-Term Rentals (STRs). STRs are the nightly rental of a housing unit to guests for compensation for 30 days or less. They can be either room(s) in a dwelling unit or a whole unit rental. These are often advertised through web hosting platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway. Story Maps are a web application that allows us to tell the story through text narratives and multimedia. We encourages visitors to the site to take our STR survey to provide feedback on possible requirements for a future ordinance. The survey will be open through Friday, June 26, 2020.
The Story Map is part of the Town of Chapel Hill’s engagement efforts to help inform the community of new local regulations. Learn more at https://chplan.us/2Zq5NoZ.