The case was brought forth by College Hill Properties LLC and other landlords who own two- and three-family rental properties near the College of the Holy Cross, after the city's Department of Inspectional Services issued cease-and-desist orders against them in 2009 for operating unlicensed lodging houses
On the 1858 photo we see a grand three-bay lodging house
and a beach chalet with brick wall and the little wooden gate.
By the late 19th century emigrants could stay in lodging houses
owned or supervised by shipping companies.
The 1851 census shows that one lodging house
in Pipewellgate, on the riverside, had 47 lodgers, many of them Scottish.
"We received a complaint about an illegal lodging house
, and inspectors knocked on the door, but did not get in," Mr.
WORCESTER - A panel of the state Appeals Court has upheld the city's interpretation that landlords must obtain a lodging house
license if they want to rent a housing unit to more than three unrelated people.
Breault pointed out that 20 years ago the city was considering having a moratorium on lodging houses
because of the high number that existed and their concentration in Main South.
Under the new overlay district, each lodging house
developer would still have to go to the Planning Board and License Commission for approval, and the city would have additional safeguards in place, he said.
But city officials contend that the February 2007 zoning amendment makes it clear that the renting of rooms to four or more unrelated people constitutes a lodging house
"But that doesn't transform these dwellings into lodging houses
John Kelly, the city's building commissioner, said it was his opinion that all three properties were operating as lodging houses
Shishesaz, who lives at 32 Lynwood St., was asked to appear before the License Commission to respond to allegations of violations of local rules and regulations governing the operation of lodging houses
. The city said that, in addition to operating an unlicensed lodging house