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Council Must Address Short-term Rentals


Last updated 2/8/2021 at 2:26pm

Brevard City Council recently decided on the sale of downtown real estate for the development of a boutique hotel. There are benefits to a development in the heart of the city, but the construction of a hotel downtown also highlights and exacerbates two interconnected problems – the availability of affordable housing for workers and the explosion of short-term rentals.

As Brevard and Transylvania County grows and economic development efforts pay off, local government must consider how the housing market is affecting workers. I am employed at Oskar Blues Brewery, one of the largest manufa...

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