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Proposed Ordinance Would Regulate Glen Ellyn Hotels

The Village’s two hotels, Crowne Plaza and America’s Best Inn/Budgetel Inn & Suites, may face a new licensing fee, annual inspections and extended-stay limits.

Crowne Plaza in Glen Ellyn. (Patch file photo.)
Crowne Plaza in Glen Ellyn. (Patch file photo.)

The Village of Glen Ellyn is considering an ordinance that would bring its two hotels, Crowne Plaza and Budgetel/America’s Best, under the same type of licensing rules that apply to about 30 other types of businesses within the village, including annual room inspections, licensing fees and extended-stay limits, the Daily Herald reports.

According to the paper, the ordinance would add a $1,500 annual license fee per hotel to pay for annual inspections, which would have to be passed 100 percent, and limit stays to one year in a two-year period for extended-stay units, and 30 days in a six-month period for transient units.

"What we're looking for is to provide high quality properties in the village of Glen Ellyn," the paper quoted village Director of Planning and Development Staci Hulseberg, who added there have been a number of complaints about unsanitary conditions, “nuisances and illegal activities” at the Budgetel.

"There are a percentage of units that are very long extended stay [at Budgetel]… Since it seems to be transitioning more towards an apartment complex, which it's not zoned for, that's one of the reasons we're looking at the hotel regulations." 

Read the full story at the Daily Herald website.

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