The town council of Southern Shores, North Carolina has recently approved a new zoning ordinance regarding the size of square footage living space of residential homes. The maximum square footage of a residential dwelling now cannot exceed 6,000 square feet. Government Affairs Liaison for Southern Shores confirmed if a vacation rental home is advertised as an "event home," that would meet the definition of an "Event Facility." An expanded definition of an "Event Facility," now means an establishment, structure or property designed maintained or advertised or actually used for the primary purpose of hosting pre-planned events. Event facilities are only permitted on commercial zoned property in Southern Shores, and therefore, it would be illegal to use on residential property.