Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cookeville Council To Consider B & B Regs

The Cookeville city council is the next stop for a review of regulations that may increase the number of bed and breakfast businesses in town.  The city planning commission this week voted to allow bed and breakfast establishments in most residential neighborhoods. Under the proposed minimum requirements, B&Bs would be allowed in a majority of single-family zones where such private inns are now banned. Supporters of the idea say B & B's could add charm to Cookeville and attract tourists. The planning commission had studied the issue for several weeks, and the Cookeville Planning Department had reviewed similar regulations in several cities across the state.