Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
December 9, 2019
District: 4 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

A Temporary Use Permit for an Apart-Hotel Operation at the Camden Lake Eola for up to Two Years (520 E Church Street/DET2019-10201)


The property owner and a potential tenant, WhyHotel, are interested in activating the new Camden Lake Eola apartment project in the near-term upon completion through an “apart-hotel” short-term rental model. Most new multi-family buildings have a lag in stocking the building with permanent residents once they are completed – it can take up to a year to attract residential tenants.

During this lease-up period, WhyHotel proposes to operate whole unit short-term rentals up to a maximum of two years after the completion of construction, occupying up to 125 units on the property (this is approximately a third of the units). The operator also provides 24 hour/7 days-a-week staff on-site to manage their short-term rental operations similar to that of a hotel. The attached recommendation memo details more information and analysis on this proposal; a description is also attached from the applicant.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Approval of a Temporary Use Permit for up to 125 residential units as whole-unit short-term rentals up to a maximum of two years timed upon issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the Camden Lake Eola project (520 E Church Street).

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Jason Burton, Asst City Planning Division Manager,
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 11/22/2019 11:19 AM
City Clerk 11/22/2019 12:19 PM

Name: Description: Type:
WhyHotel_-_Temporary_Use_Permit.pdf Planning Official Recommendation Cover Memo
WhyHotel_-_Program_Overview_(Camden_Lake_Eola__Orlando__FL).pdf Applicant Description Backup Material

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