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Will additional smaller units encourage more accessory short-term rentals (ASTR)?

It is possible that some of the new units allowed through the Residential Infill Project may be used as ASTRs (ASTRs are Airbnb- or VRBO-type rentals with relatively short stays—under a month—by the visitor.). However, the ASTR regulations require that each unit be the primary residence of a long-term occupant. So living in one triplex unit and renting out the other two on a short-term basis would not be allowed. The permit process allows only one or two bedrooms to be used for short-term rentals (renting more rooms requires a more expensive “Conditional Use Review”). Visit the BDS website for more information about ASTR rules.