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Boutique hotel change advances in Ludington

May 4, 2019

The Ludington Planning Commission on Wednesday approved recommending an amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance regarding boutique hotels, and the next step in order for the amendment to become policy is seeking the approval of city council.

The planning commission recommended deleting the ordinance’s current requirement that a building needs to have a minimum of four rental units to register as a boutique hotel. The maximum limit of 10 rental units for a boutique hotel would remain unchanged.

Boutique hotels are one of the few types of establishments Ludington permits to offer short-term rental stays of less than 28 days within city limits.

Approving the amendment would allow more dwellings to register as boutique hotels, but only in zoning districts where they are already permitted as a special land use — the central business, maritime commercial and old town business districts, according to Planning and Zoning Administrator Carol Ann Foote.

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