Where travelers’ accommodations and accessory travelers’ accommodations are allowed, they require a Conditional Permit under chapter 18.5.4, are subject to Site Design Review under chapter 18.5.2, and shall meet the following requirements. See definitions of travelers’ accommodation and accessory travelers’ accommodation in part 18-6.
A. Travelers’ Accommodations and Accessory Travelers’ Accommodations. Travelers’ accommodations and accessory travelers’ accommodations shall meet all of the following requirements.
1. An accommodation must meet all applicable building, fire, and related safety codes at all times and must be inspected by the Fire Department before occupancy following approval of a Conditional Use Permit and periodically thereafter pursuant to AMC 15.28.
2. The business-owner of a travelers’ accommodation or the property owner of an accessory travelers’ accommodation must maintain a City business license and pay all transient occupancy tax in accordance with AMC 4.24 and AMC 6.04 as required.
3. Advertising for an accommodation must include the City planning action number assigned to the land use approval.
4. Offering the availability of residential property for use as an accommodation without a valid Conditional Use Permit approval, current business license and transient occupancy tax registration is prohibited and shall be subject to enforcement procedures.
B. Travelers’ Accommodations. In addition to the standards described above in section 18.23.220.A, travelers’ accommodations shall meet all of the following requirements.
1. The property is located within 200 feet of a boulevard, avenue, or neighborhood collector as identified on the Street Dedication Map in the Comprehensive Plan. Distances to the property from a boulevard, avenue, or neighborhood collector shall be measured via a public street or public alley to a lot line.
2. During operation of a travelers’ accommodation, the property on which the travelers’ accommodation is sited must be the primary residence of the business-owner. "Business-owner" shall be defined as a person or persons who own the property and accommodation outright; or who have entered into a lease agreement with the property owner(s) allowing for the operation of the accommodation. Such lease agreement must specifically state that the property owner is not involved in the day-to-day operation or financial management of the accommodation and that the business-owner has actual ownership of the business and is wholly responsible for all operations associated with the accommodation, and has actual ownership of the business.
3. The primary residence on the site must be at least 20 years old. The primary residence may be altered and adapted for travelers’ accommodation use, including expansion of floor area. Additional structures may be allowed to accommodate additional units, but must be in conformance with all setback and lot coverage standards of the underlying zone.
4. The number of travelers’ accommodation units allowed shall be determined by the following criteria.
a. The total number of units, including the business-owner's unit, shall be determined by dividing the total square footage of the lot by 1,800 square feet. Contiguous lots under the same ownership may be combined to increase lot area and the number of units, but not in excess of the maximum established by this ordinance. The maximum number of accommodation units shall not exceed nine per approved traveler’s accommodation with primary lot frontage on boulevard streets. For travelers’ accommodation without primary lot frontage on a designated boulevard, but within 200 feet of a boulevard, avenue, or neighborhood collector street, the maximum number of units shall be seven. Street designations shall be as determined by the Street Dedication Map in the Comprehensive Plan. Distances to the property from a boulevard, avenue, or neighborhood collector shall be measured via a public street or public alley to a lot line.
b. Excluding the business-owner's unit and the area of the structure it will occupy, there must be at least 400 square feet of gross interior floor space remaining per unit.
5. Each accommodation must have one off-street parking space and the business-owner’s unit must have two parking spaces. All parking spaces shall be in conformance with chapter 18.4.3.
6. Only one ground or wall sign, constructed of a non-plastic material, non-interior illuminated, and a maximum of six square feet total surface area is allowed. Any exterior illumination of signage shall be installed such that it does not directly illuminate any residential structures adjacent or nearby the travelers’ accommodation in accordance with subsection 18.4.4.050.C.1.
7. An annual inspection by the Jackson County Health Department shall be conducted as required by the laws of Jackson County or the State of Oregon.
8. Transfer of business-ownership of a travelers’ accommodation shall be subject to all requirements of this section and conform with the criteria of this section. Any further modifications beyond the existing approval shall be in conformance with all requirements of this section.
C. Accessory Travelers’ Accommodations. In addition to the standards in section 126.96.36.199.A, accessory travelers’ accommodations shall meet all of the following requirements.
1. The operator of the accessory travelers’ accommodation must be the property owner and the property must be the operator’s primary residence. The operator must be present during operation of the accessory travelers’ accommodation.
2. The property is limited to having one accessory travelers’ accommodation unit, covered under a single reservation and consisting of two or fewer bedrooms. Meals are not provided and kitchen cooking facilities are not permitted with an accessory travelers’ accommodation, with the exception of kitchen cooking facilities for the primary residence.
3. The total number of guests occupying an accessory travelers’ accommodation must not exceed two people per bedroom.
4. The property must have two off-street parking spaces. The total number of guest vehicles associated with the accessory travelers’ accommodation must not exceed one.
5. Signs are not permitted in conjunction with the operation of an accessory travelers’ accommodation.