Irvington’s STR regs put to the test; action pending on three applications

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

IRVINGTON—Despite months of back-and-forth debate, the Irvington Town Council’s recently adopted short-term rental (STR) ordinance continued to cause frustration and grievances among residents at a Thursday, November 10, meeting.

During a public hearing for a conditional use permit (CUP) submitted by Paul and Jennifer Landers for the purpose of creating an STR for their 89 Park Place property within the Vineyard Grove Community, other community property owners expressed concerns regarding the high saturation of STRs within the neighborhood.

Vineyard Grove property owner Jud Burke opposed the CUP saying there is a disproportionate number of STRs that had been grandfathered in the neighborhood.

He said while only 10% of the town’s total tax map can operate as STRs, 37% of the Vineyard Grove community is made up of STRs and the approval of the CUP would make that number 42%.

Barbara Cousens also voiced her concerns regarding more STRs in Vineyard Grove citing an increase in vandalism….

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