O'Grady Drive Property In Lookout Valley Proposed For Short-Term Vacation Rental

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dr. James P. Little of Signal Mountain is requesting that property he owns in Lookout Valley be designated for short-term vacation rental.

The parcel at 1418 O'Grady Dr. is just over five acres with a single-family dwelling. 

The property is the former home of Jim Crittenden, owner of Eyear Optical.

The request will come before the Planning Commission next Monday at 1 p.m. at the County Courthouse.

The Regional Planning Agency staff is recommending approval with certain conditions.

The staff said short-term vacation rentals are only permitted in zoning districts that specifically list them as a permitted use, provided that:
1. There shall be no signage.
2. The residence shall not be rented for events such as weddings,
business meetings, or other such group events.
3. There shall be no more than five sleeping rooms.

The site is on the Tennessee River near the border of the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The immediately adjoining property is zoned R-1 Residential and used as a farm. The nearby city of Chattanooga properties are zoned R-1 Residential Zone, R-3 Residential Zone and C-2 Convenience Commercial. The nearby Hamilton County properties are zoned R-1 Single Family Residential District, RT-1 Residential Townhouse District and R-5 Single-Wide Manufactured Home District. 

The area’s primary land use is residential. There is one bed and breakfast and one restaurant in the nearby area.

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