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File #: 21-0524    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/25/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/11/2021 Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Tahoe Stormwater and Planning Division, recommending the Board receive a presentation on options to address Vacation Home Rental clusters in the Tahoe Basin and provide direction to staff. (Cont. 4/6/2021, Item 42) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - VHR Clustering Slide Deck, 2. A - Revised VHR Clustering Slide Deck BOS Rcvd 4-5-2021, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-11-2021, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-10-2021, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-07-2021, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-06-2021, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-05-2021, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-02-2021
Related files: 21-0168
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Planning and Building Department, Tahoe Stormwater and Planning Division, recommending the Board receive a presentation on options to address Vacation Home Rental clusters in the Tahoe Basin and provide direction to staff. (Cont. 4/6/2021, Item 42)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
At the February 9, 2021 meeting of the Board of Supervisors, the Board directed staff to return to the Board within 30-60 days with the following analysis including the estimated cost to implement the buffers and the economic development benefits of each:
1) 300 foot buffer around existing VHRs (no other VHRs allowed) with a 1,000 foot buffer around large VHRs with 12 or more occupants (no other large VHRs allowed); and
2) 500 foot buffer around existing VHRs (no other VHRs allowed) with a 1,000 foot buffer around large VHRs with 12 or more occupants (no other large VHRs allowed).

Staff will utilize spatial tools to present an analysis on both 300 and 500 foot buffers around existing VHRs, coupled with a 1,000 foot buffer around large homes, where no other VHRs would be allowed for the Board to consider.

Policy Implications

While the clustering policy is primarily targeted at retaining neighborhood character, the different buffering options also do place a cap on total VHRs, although it is difficult to determine exactly what that cap would be due to the multitude of permutations that come with different VHR and parcel size scenarios. Therefore, the VHR Maximum number in the following table is an estimate and does not take into account that current eligible lots are not evenly distributed. The following table illustrates how the different buffers impact the VHR numbers.

Buffer Existing Candidate Potential Eligible Avg. Impact Maximum
Distance (VHRs in (Developed (Vacant (Existing + (Eligible lots (Estimated
place or Residential) Residential Candidate + removed per VHR total)
Pending) Bui...

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