Small Lodge Preservation Program Extension
City Council will consider Ordinance 1, Series 2019 on February 11th to extend the Small Lodge Preservation Program (SLPP) for five more years. Public comment on the proposed program extension will be taken at this second reading hearing. City Council created the SLPP in 2015 to achieve complimentary Council and community goals: preserve the existing in-town lodge bed base, ensure a diversity of in-town lodging types, sizes and price points, and prevent the further loss of historic small lodges to redevelopment. The program is popular with lodge operators and has been successful thus far in supporting Council’s policy goals.
Council directed staff in October of 2018 to extend the program for five year past the original 2020 sunset date. The program uses several incentives available only to qualifying lodges enrolled in the program. Council cited as reasons for the extension the success of the program, its relatively low cost, and the effectiveness of the energy efficiency program (in partnership with CORE) at achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The proposed extension would maintain the current program components and annual financial obligation through 2025.
Please direct comments or questions to:
Phillip Supino, Principal Long-Range Planner; 429-2767; email@example.com