Brentwood officials work to fund flood mitigation and tunnel; prohibit Airbnb

Brentwood officials on Monday discussed how to finance an approximately $43 million project combining three projects: Deer Creek flood mitigation, Missouri Department of Transportation’s Manchester Road improvement, and a Great Rivers Greenway connector project involving a tunnel under Manchester Road.

Alderman Andy Leahy said Tuesday that the financing could be done a couple of ways. The goal would be to have all three projects combined and completed together.

The aldermen discussed redefining an existing city ordinance so that it would explicitly prohibit short term rentals. A popular one is Airbnb.

Both bills had a first reading only. No votes were taken.

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  1. So glad I read this article. I have looked at multiple homes specifically in Brentwood as the location was so central and far enough from the city to be comfortable and was going to make an offer on a house the coming weeks. I was going to purchase a home to Airbnb the guest bedrooms as the location is so attractive to travelers. If this progresses and they disallow AirBNB I will definitely not be buying in Brentwood.

    I can agree that they should assess some sort of tax to every booking (simialr to hotel taxes) that the host must pay to the city of Brentwood. To completely disallow it is absurd. Airbnb is an income stream to individuals that have the ability to rent out some or all of their home and in turn could be another revenue stream for the city of Brentwood from the taxes on each stay.