(WAOW) — An uptick in visitors has Stevens Point making changes to accommodate them.
Mayor Mike Wiza announced Thursday via press release that the city will allow short-term rental options within the city. Online sites like AirBnB have made the short-term stay process easy and some prefer this accommodation style to the traditional hotel stay.
“Tourism in our area has been setting records and we want to provide as many safe options for visitors as we can.” Said Mayor Wiza in the release. “Our Council sees the opportunity in allowing these short term rentals and recently approved allowing them in basically all of our zoning district if they are owner occupied, conditionally elsewhere. I’m happy to see it happening.”
Sarah Brish, Executive Director at the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau noted, “More and more Stevens Point Area visitors are requesting short term rentals. I am thrilled that the City of Stevens Point took a proactive approach by writing an ordinance that’ll accommodate this growing trend”