Update: The city has issued a statement saying that the new ordinance is under legal review and they won’t be enforcing it at this time.

This week, a new zoning ordinance went into effect that would ban certain Airbnb units in R1 and R2 zones—single-family and duplexes (more on that below). Property owners have received cease and desist letters saying they need to discontinue their homes as Airbnb units.

The ordinance went through the City Planning Commission, then City Council last year, and took effect this week. David Bell, director of the Buildings, Safety Engineering & Environmental Department (BSEED), the department that would enforce the ordinance, says they will not be enforcing it until it goes through a legal review.

https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/2/8/...-airbnb-zoning