Planning Commission Meets Tuesday To Discuss, Among Other Items, Overnight Accommodations In Heber

Heber Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening to discuss the creation of a residential transition area south of Heber and regulate short-term rentals in the city while opening the way up for larger bed & breakfast facilities.

Heber City Planning Commission meets at 6:00 pm at the Heber City building located at 75 North Main Street in Heber. The first item on the agenda is a public hearing to permit existing rental residential units such as apartments, and duplexes to become owner occupancy dwellings if desired through conversion into condominium ownership. Staff is recommending the change saying that proposed code amendment promotes more owner-occupied dwelling units, affordable housing, pride of ownership and less occupant turnover.

Also on the agenda is a proposed addition to the Mountain View Fellowship Church, and the relocation of the Timberline Ace Hardware store to 737 South Main Street.

The planning commission will also discuss the proposed regulation of the construction of commercial storage sheds. A request from the last planning commission asked that a caretaker live on-site and that enhanced fencing and architectural requirements are not required for commercial storage sheds that are located along minor collector and local public streets.

Later in the evening the planning commission will discuss whether the city should enter into a development agreement on commercially zoned property with mutually agreed upon standards for the creation of a residential transition area in the parcel located at approximately 2201 South on Highway 40.

Finally, the commission will discuss whether the city should adopt ordinances that regulate short-term rentals in the city such as Airbnb and VRBO. The staff report says they are looking for feedback to prepare an ordinance for a public hearing if the commission choses to move forward with regulation. The commission will also discuss additional regulations that would promote fine dining and larger bed and breakfast facilities.