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Minocqua plan commission OKs tourist rooming house ARP

July 03, 2020 by Kayla Houp

The Minocqua Plan Commission approved Tuesday two administrative review permits from applicant John Bute to rent the Back Bay Condos as a tourist rooming house.

“It sounds like it would make sense for approval to have it conditioned upon confirmation of the septic system with the county,” town chair Mark Hartzheim said. 

“What we have are units 9 and 10, that are right next to each other,” land use specialist Carla Blankenship said. “There’s a CSM that’s crating a lot that will encompass units 9 and 10 as private ownership.”

Blankenship explained the units had identical floor plans with three bedrooms each and four parking spaces per unit.

She stated the septic system for the units was being shared by units 7, 9, and 10, but that unit 7 was getting their own system, leaving units 9 and 10 to use a system previously shared by three units.

“I don’t have a determination yet as to how many bedrooms that is sized for. It is at least sized for the three, which would allow nine occupants per unit,” Blankenship said. “It’s possible that that system is sized for more than a total of six bedrooms, which would allow more occupancy.”

Blankenship said when the permit was issued she would have that determined and conditioned appropriately.”

“I think I may have misspoke,” Hartzheim said. “These are still condominium form of ownership? I was thinking they were converted to lots.”

Blankenship said while it was currently condominium form of ownership, they were being removed from condominium form of ownership.

“It sounds like it would make sense for approval to have it conditioned upon confirmation of the septic system with the county,” town chair Mark Hartzheim said. 

Blankenship said the county wouldn’t approve the ARP without having that confirmation.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]


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