Like many cities across the world, Glenwood Springs is challenged to adjust to the rapidly growing industry of short-term vacation rentals. A recent moratorium has stalled new applications while the City asks the community to weigh-in via this official survey. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.
On November 16th, Glenwood Springs City Council initiated a temporary moratorium on all short term vacation and accessory tourist rentals within the City. These include rentals listed on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. The moratorium was enacted in response to a dramatic influx of new vacation rental by owner (VRBO) applications in 2018 and public concern over the changing composition of neighborhoods.
Glenwood Springs City Council and staff are now researching how other communities have adjusted to these changing housing demands while while requesting community input via this official survey.
In January, the City will hold public meetings about VRBOs. To be notified of the meeting dates, it is necessary to provide an email address on the last page of the survey.
For KDNK News, I'm Raleigh Burleigh