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Cookeville BZA Approves Breen Lane Bed And Breakfast

A new bed and breakfast is coming to Cookeville after the Board of Zoning Appeals approved the special request Thursday.

Planning Director Jon Ward said the property at 140 Breen Lane meet the required conditions.

“The city had received an application for a special exception to allow a bed and breakfast home in a single family zoning district,” Ward said. “The city permits short term rental activities as bed and breakfast homes in the single family zones subject to conditions.”

Ward said this is the third bed and breakfast approved in Cookeville since last summer. Ward said special exception appeals are required based on 2017 guidelines the city put in place.

City codes require multiple conditions for a special exception to be approved.  The property must be owner occupied, a minimum square footage must be met, special events aren’t allowed, rear parking is provided and the home can not be modified to not look like a residential structure.