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Ludington City Council to vote on boutique hotel change

Noah HausmannMay 18, 2019

The Ludington City Council on Monday will vote on approving an amendment to the city’s boutique hotel ordinance, which if passed would allow more short-term rentals downtown.

The proposed amendment would eliminate the city’s current requirement that a building applying for a special land use to become a boutique hotel must have a minimum of four rental units. The maximum limit of 10 rental units for a boutique hotel would remain unchanged.

Boutique hotels are one of the few types of establishments that can offer short-term rental stays of less than 28 days within city limits.

Approving the amendment would allow more dwellings to register as boutique hotels, but only in zoning districts where they are permitted as a special land use granted by the planning commission: the central business and maritime commercial districts — which include the downtown sections of West Ludington Avenue and South James Street — and the old town business district, which includes a few parcels near South Washington Avenue in the Fourth Ward.

To read more about what’s on the council’s agenda for Monday, check out the print or E-edition of Saturday’s Ludington Daily News.

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