Time flies. We now have less than three months remaining in the city and county’s temporary moratoriums on new hotel and nightly rentals.
City and county officials instructed planning consultant Landmark Design on Tuesday, May 7 to write draft land use ordinances during the following week that would eliminate overnight lodging as a use by right in the Moab Valley.
The need to get on the same page prompted a joint workshop of the Grand County Council and Planning Commission Tuesday with representatives from Landmark Design participating telephonically. Both the city and county have instituted identical moratoria on overnight lodging and both have retained the services of Landmark Design, a consulting firm tasked with writing ordinances for future land use in Moab and Grand County – with the new regulations either enacted or rejected by an early August deadline.
The Grand County Planning Commission set and proposed dates for public discussions regarding restrictions on future development of overnight accommodations in Moab during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26.