November 30, 2016
Historically there has always been a clear distinction in Nashville between residential and commercial zoning. Even before Metro’s “short term rental” (STR) ordinance was enacted in 2015, neighborhood activists were warning about the unintended consequences of allowing “short term rentals” to operate in our residential neighborhoods; you probably know them as Airbnbs. After a little more than a year in effect, we now have a clearer picture of the impact of STRs. And it’s not pretty….