Palisade Officials Consider Allowing Short Term Rental of Properties
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo. - Palisade town officials are considering a big change for property owners in hopes it will help increase tourism.
Currently residents are not allowed to use their property as a short term or vacation rental, now the Palisade Planning Commission is discussing changing that rule.
Tammy Craig, the owner of Fruit and Wine Real Estate, says in the last year she's seen an increased amount of interest from people who want to rent out their homes.
On Monday night, planning officials looked into what it would take to make that possible. They covered several issues including parking, what residences could be eligible and noise and conduct rules.
Craig says she's happy to hear the town is looking into ways to help it become more visitor friendly.
"We need the motels, we need the B&Bs but we also need a place where retired people, couples or large families can have a little privacy in an in-town setting where everything is close and they can walk to things, they can bike to places," said Craig who has 10 years of real estate experience in Palisade.
Although town officials have yet to adopt a plan, Craig said she thinks homes that are currently zoned as mixed-use might be the easiest to transition into being used as a short term vacation rental.
Planning officials tell NewsChannel 5 that the discussions are preliminary and will be brought before the Board of Trustees before any changes are made official.