Plans for vacation rental home in the works

Published 9:35 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014

Soon, visitors to Troy with have a brand new option when deciding where to stay: a newly renovated vacation home.

The Troy Board of Adjustments approved a request for a variance presented by Oliver Littlefield of Piedmont, South Carolina to allow the operation of a short-term vacation home and event venue at 510 Trojan Way in a RR: Reserved Residential Zoning District.

Littlefield, owner of the property, said his family spent last summer doing renovation work to the house, complete with new paint, flooring, and stainless steel appliances.

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“It is totally renovated from soup to nuts,” Littlefield said.

The rental sleeps up to six people and has a minimum required stay of two nights. Littlefield said they planed to include welcome information for visitors to point them to shopping, dining, and other places of interest.

The location will also be available as a meeting venue for organizations.

“Our target market is local organizations, church groups, alumni and other small groups,” Littlefield said.

The variance was approved with a stipulation that if there are complaints about the location they would again come before the Board of Adjustments within one year.

The board also approved two variances at the meeting.

The first, presented by Darryl Caldwell of C&H Auto Sales, was a request for a variance to allow the placement and use of a modular/mobile sales office building at 30 County Road 1101 located in the C4: Highway Commercial Zoning District.

Caldwell plans to relocate his current business to the location, including seven employees. He said the location will be landscaped, paved and well lit.

The second variance presented by Walt Stell, represented Michael and Michelle Copeland, was a request for a rear yard set-back variance to allow the construction of an addition to an existing dwelling structure located at 205 Hillcrest Boulevard in R1: Low Density Residential Zoning District. It was approved unanimously, upon Planning Commission approval. Owners of the location plan to add an addition to their home.