After a lengthy meeting yesterday, the City Planning Commission voted to recommend a ban on year-round, whole-home short-term rentals, but voted to legalize owner-occupied short-term rentals and whole-home STRs rented out for 30 days out of the year, according to NOLA.com.
The Planning Commission originally created four categories of short-term rentals, and the whole-home rental category was removed before the vote. The three categories the CPC approved are:
• Accessory: Renting out space in an owner-occupied home or half of an owner-occupied shotgun double.
• Temporary: Renting out an entire house for up to 30 days a year.
• Commercial: Short-term rentals of houses and condos in commercial areas.
The regulations go to City Council next.