The "Marion Manor" property in Cherry Creek had been frequently rented out through sites like Airbnb, leading to a series of complaints from neighbors.
Census data shows people moving into Fairplay from outside the county at three times the state average.
Communities across Colorado are grappling with how to manage short-term rentals like Airbnbs.
But overall, says auditor Tim O’Brien, “I think the city is doing a pretty good job."
The city only allows short-term rentals in a landlord’s primary residence. That's forced professional landlords to make adjustments.
Just 327 out of an estimated 3,000 hosts have obtained their short-term rental license as the city readies enforcement.
The most controversial part of the new legislation states that the necessary license will only be granted to landlords who rent out their primary residences.
- A proposal up for a final vote would legally recognize the popular alternative to hotels -- and would effectively ban many of them.Read more
With the City Council poised to take up proposed rules that would ban most vacation rentals here, the industry is making a last-minute stand.
The sharing economy is making online transactions far more personal, which can lead to some unintended consequences.