While I really do not have a dog in the hunt on the “three-unrelated” rule, I do have a dog in the hunt on the inappropriate comments made by small-minded people in this town and reported and opined by The Daily Reflector on one councilman’s character.
It is clear that somebody has not done their homework on the issue of Councilman Max Joyner having one “excess” renter in his restored building on 14th Street, located in a commercial zone. My “fact check” included one click of the mouse which opened an official city web page prepared by the City Planning Department. Joyner’s property, zoned commercial, is not in one of the zoning districts which the city web page listed as subject to the “three-unrelated” renters rule. Makes sense; this is a residential issue, not a commercial area issue.
In addition, another click of the mouse denotes the city code that states that in addition to certain commercial uses in this zone, high density housing is “encouraged” to lessen the transition from residential to commercial. Makes sense and it is exactly what Joyner was doing.
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