Commission votes 4-3 to recommend homeowner receive permit for Airbnb

Commission votes yes to recommending home owner receive permit for Air BnB (Photo:Amber Draper/KTVO)

On Wednesday, the City of Kirksville Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of recommending to the Kirksville City Council that a resident be granted a special use permit to operate an Airbnb.

The home is located on Sunset Cove Drive and the homeowner is Mark Stock.

Stock says a majority of his tenants are family members of college students and students who come to the area to visit Truman State University and A.T. Still University.

Stock says he has a 5-star rating and only allows three renters to stay in his home at a time.

Larry Logston spoke against the approval of a special use permit.

Logston is a foster parent, and his concerns were about the safety of children in the neighborhood.

Following the public hearing, the commission voted 4-to-3 to grant the special use permit.

The next step is for the city council to approve or deny the application.

In November 2016, the council denied a special use permit to operate an Airbnb for the last homeowner who applied.

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