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Bed and breakfast inns are permitted in dwellings within all multiple family residential districts. It is unlawful to operate a bed and breakfast which does not meet all of the following requirements:

(a) The use shall conform to the density standards of the zoning district in which the property is located. For the purpose of density, two guest rooms are the equivalent of one dwelling unit. However, in no case shall the total number of guest rooms exceed ten (10);

(b) Maximum length of stay is fourteen (14) consecutive days;

(c) The owner and manager of the business shall reside on the property;

(d) No cooking facilities shall be allowed in guest rooms; and

(e) Meals shall be provided only to guests and the on-site manager and family.