By a 5-0 vote, the board granted a change of use permit to Stephen Shaw
By a 5-0 vote, the board granted a change of use permit to Stephen Shaw, who is in the process of renovating the 120-year-old, 3,400-square-foot commercial building into a three-unit rental property. According to Shaw, he plans to live in one of the units. The others — a one-bedroom studio and a two-bedroom apartment — would be rented out through AirBNB and have a maximum capacity of six guests. Noting the downtown location and proximity to neighbors, Shaw promised to maintain strict oversight to prevent noise, rowdy behavior, and other issues associated with short-term rentals, In addition, Shaw plans to install security cameras, remove commercial lighting to reduce impacts on neighbors, and arrange for a local point of contact if he is off-site and unavailable.