From the Flat Hat: The Williamsburg VA City Council has approved a resolution at its Dec. 10 meeting that will allow landlords to submit their properties for permits that would expand the residential occupancy limit to four unrelated individuals.
The resolution, which was prepared outside of council by Vice Mayor Clyde Haulman, was approved by a 3-2 margin, with Judy Knudson and Bobby Braxton voting against.
Under the amended ordinance, properties within the city’s four rental inspection districts that exceed 2000 square feet would, under administrative approval, be eligible to allow up to four unrelated tenants. The properties would have to meet the approval of the city’s zoning administrator.
“I do this because, in essence, the three person rule remains in effect. What this does is allow certain exceptions when [criteria] are met.” Haulman said, “I also do this because there has been an effort by the College and the students … to engage in the process.”