NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PL-2021-00238

To: All resident citizens of the City of Auburn, Alabama, and other interested persons:

In accordance with Title 11-52-77 of the Alabama Code, as amended, and the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Auburn, notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of

Auburn will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Auburn Public Safety Building, 141 North Ross Street, to consider the following:

A NOTICE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE II, DEFINITIONS (SECTION 203-DEFINITIONS) AND ARTICLE V, DETAILED USE REGULATIONS, (SECTION 511.04-DETAILED USE REGULATIONS:

HOME OCCUPATIONS); TEXT PROPOSED FOR REMOVAL IS SHOWN AS STRIKE-OUTS. PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO THE TEXT ARE UNDERLINED. ALL OTHER TEXT SHALL REMAIN THE SAME.

Article II, DEFINITIONS.

Section 203. Definitions. All other text in this Section shall remain as is

Lodging: A building, or portion of a building (including, without limitation, any guest room) that is used or advertised for transient occupancy.

Occupancy, Transient: The use of any building or structure, or portion thereof, as overnight accommodations for any individual(s) for any period(s) of thirty (30) or fewer consecutive days, in return for a fee or charge. No transient occupancy shall be deemed or constructed as being a residential use of any dwelling, or portion thereof.

Article V, DETAILED USE REGULATIONS.

Section 511.04(B). Detailed Use Regulations: Home Occupations. General Regulations. All other text in this Section shall remain as is

1. The home occupation must be clearly secondary and incidental to the use of the dwelling unit as a residence. With the exception of homestays, Nno more than 25 percent of the total floor area of the dwelling shall be used for the home occupation, to a maximum of 500 square feet. For the purposes of this Section, “total floor area” shall include all heated and ventilated areas within the dwelling. Garages, carports, outside storage rooms, and porches shall be excluded.

At the Planning Director’s option, a floor plan of the residence may be required, indicating the specific location(s) and extent of the business activity.

10. With the exception of homestays, Ooff-street parking shall be provided on the premises, as required by Section 513. Parking in connection with homestays may use available on-street parking areas, only when off-street parking cannot be accommodated.

All persons who desire shall have an opportunity of being heard in opposition to or in favor of such ordinance.

The Villager

April 22, 2021

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