The Alton Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve a guest house in the 400 block of East Third Street. The panel voted 7-0 in favor of a special use permit for Ann Bromaghim to open The Beehive guest house at her home. She told the panel most stays would be under 10 days and could cater to businesspeople or artists working at Jacoby Arts Center.
Bromaghim says she plans to rent out two or three of the rooms in her home, but would not serve meals. The special use permit request will now go to the full Alton City Council for consideration.