The argument over short-term rentals has come to Whitewater township. The township’s planning commission wants to relax zoning rules so new rentals can be built on existing residential lots.
Under a new proposal, residents who own at least 30,000 square feet of land could build a second structure on their property. The new structure could be up to 1,200 square feet in size.
The proposal would allow homeowners to rent their new structures on websites like AirBnB.
But township supervisor Ron Popp says it’s a bad idea.