Reminder: Public Meeting on Short Term Rentals

Reminder: City to Hold Public Meeting on Short Term Rentals
Posted on 05/13/2021
The City of Charlottetown Planning & Heritage Department wishes to remind residents about the open house public meeting to update residents on the current state of the short-term rental market. This public meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 17, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond Street). The planning department will seek input from residents on potential regulations and licensing requirements for short-term rentals (STRs) within the City of Charlottetown. The purpose of the meeting is for Council to hear from residents on this issue before providing further direction to City staff about how short-term rentals should be managed moving forward.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts has reached the capacity limit and all available tickets have sold out. Residents can still participate in the public meeting via videoconference (WebEx). The presentation will also be live-streamed at www.charlottetown.ca/video. The video will be available to watch anytime on the City of Charlottetown’s YouTube channel following the public consultation.

Residents wishing to participate via WebEx are encouraged to contact the Planning & Heritage Department by email at planning@charlottetown.ca or call 902-629-4158 on or before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, to provide their contact details (name, phone number and/or email address). Business hours are between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Staff will contact interested participants no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, with details on how to participate in the meeting.

Anyone attending the public meeting in person is asked to adhere to the Chief Public Health Office guidelines. This includes washing your hands frequently with soap and water, staying home if you are not feeling well, staying two meters (6 feet) apart from others, and wearing a mask while in closed, indoor public spaces. Up-to-date information about COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island is available at www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19

A reminder that those who are unable to attend the meeting in person are welcome to submit comments on Short Term Rentals to planning@charlottetown.ca

For those who do not wish to submit via email, written submissions will be accepted to the attention of:

Planning & Heritage - City of Charlottetown
P.O. Box 98, 199 Queen Street,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Residents can also drop off written feedback at City Hall, 199 Queen Street, with the envelope clearly marked to the attention of the Planning & Heritage Department. Any responses received will become part of the public record.

Anyone wishing to view documents on Short Term Rentals can visit the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca  and find the Short-Term Rental Process Tab under Mayor and Council.

For more information on the Planning & Heritage Department and the Short-Term Rental Process, please call 902-629-4158.