Short Term Projects:  Information

Greetings, Neighbor!  Thank you for your interest in Juneau’s development.

You may have received a post card referencing you to this page to learn about a project in your area.  On that card is a Case Number in the lower right hand corner.  Find that Case Number below, and click on the “plus” sign for links to more information.

We hope this web page improves communication with our engaged public.  Thank you for your patience while we work out the bugs!  If you have problems or suggestions, please email Irene Gallion:  irene.gallion@juneau.org

Anticipated hearing at the Regular Assembly Meeting on August 22, 2022.

On August 8, 2022 the Assembly’s Lands, Resources and Economic Development Committee forwarded the ADOD to the full Assembly with a recommendation of approval.  The Assembly’s packet is anticipated to be posted by August 19, 2022.  Support materials and information on how to participate in meetings can be found here:  https://juneau.org/assembly/assembly-minutes-and-agendas

Need a refresher?  This 21-minute video goes over why the ADOD was developed, and the proposal that will be before the Assembly.

VIEW VIDEO

Would you like to comment?  Please submit comments by Friday, August 19, 2022.  You can send comments to:  BoroughAssembly@juneau.org

Current Materials

This ordinance establishes opt-in zoning standards for downtown structures and lots that are in keeping with built environment in established neighborhoods.  Metrics include lot size, lot width, vegetative cover, structure height, setbacks, and exceptions to setbacks.

The existing ADOD was established in 2017, recognizing that downtown development patters do not fit modern zoning standards.  The ADOD was intended as an interim solution until a comprehensive rezoning could be considered.  With the expiration of the ADOD looming, the Director determined that better standards could be established. These proposed standards require less staff evaluation and judgment, expand the metrics considered, create more flexibility for property owners, and staff anticipates would reduce cost to applicants.

Draft Ordinance

Draft Map

Record

Record for the proposed revisions to the Alternative Development Overlay District, which affects setbacks, minimum lot area, and other issues related to development [CBJ 49.70, Article XII].  In the links below, the general order of documents is meeting materials followed by the minutes.  “T49” refers to a meeting of the Planning Commission’s Title 49 subcommittee.

June 26, 2017:  Summarized record of original Assembly action on ADOD.

January and February, 2019:  Downtown informational meetings.

April 11, 2019:  T49, review of the ADOD proposal.

April 18, 2019:  T49, review of the ADOD proposal, continued.

July 10, 2019:  T49, modification of setbacks, modification of boundary, minimum lot size discussion, sliding setbacks.

July 22, 2019:  Assembly action extending ADOD sunset to August 2020.

August 7, 2019:  T49, continued discussion.

September 4, 2019:  T49, continued discussion.

October 2, 2019:  T49, continued discussion.

November 1, 2019:  T49, summary and continued discussion.

December, 2019:  Neighborhood meetings.

December 12, 2019:  T49, debrief on neighborhood meetings.

March 5, 2020:  T49, comments and proposed ordinance.

June 9, 2020:  Planning Commission Committee of the Whole, consideration of the ADOD.

July 27, 2021:  Planning Commission, post-COVID revival of ADOD. (Note that the meeting was delayed from June of the same year).

August 23, 2021:  Assembly extension of ADOD sunset to August 1, 2022.

February 22, 2022:  Planning Commission, sent back to T49 for work on sight distances and subdivision.

March 31, 2022:  T49 revisions made for Planning Commission review and possible approval.

May 24, 2022:  Planning Commission recommendation to the Assembly.

Neighborhood Meeting:  March 10, 2022, 6:00 pm

This virtual meeting will be by video and telephonic participation only.

To join the Webinar, visit: https://juneau.zoom.us/j/88291460906 . The Webinar ID is: 882 9146 0906 .

To join by telephone, call: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 and enter the Webinar ID.

Planning Commission Hearing:  April 12, 2022

(ZOOM information pending)

Catholic Community Services is proposing rezoning their property at 1801, 1803 and 1805 Glacier Highway to accommodate office space expansion.  Review the application HERE.

ZONING

Click the links in the text below to get descriptions.

Current zoning is D10, which does not allow over 2,500 square feet of office space.

Their first choice for rezoning is NC, or neighborhood commercial district.

Their second choice for rezoning is LC, or light commercial district.

TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES

The Table of Permissible Uses [CBJ 49.25.300] has the same conditions for offices in NC or LC:

Nonresidential use under 10,000 square feet or using less than half an acre is allowed.

Nonresidential use over 10,000 square feet or using half an acre or more requires a conditional use permit.

RESIDENTIAL DENSITY

Residential density in the different zoning districts is [CBJ 49.25.500]:

D10:  10 units per acre.

NC:  15 units per acre.

LC:  30 units per acre.

CSS is not proposing housing at this time. However, under these zoning districts, housing at these densities could be developed in the future.

TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS

Assuming that CSS consolidates the five lots that make up this property, the NC zoning is more forgiving for setbacks (see Table of Dimensional Standards).  In the table below, green indicates that the standard is met, yellow indicates it may be met, and red indicates it is not met.

The applicant is requesting a rezone of 10.97 acres of land from D10SF to D10. The current zoning of the area, D10SF, restricts zoning to single-family structures. A zone change will allow flexibility in creation of duplexes and multifamily structures that conform to the maximum density of 10 units per acre. Lot coverage and maximum building height are the same in both districts.

SCHEDULE:

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING:

When: Aug 18, 2022 05:00 PM Alaska

Topic: Pederson Hill Neighborhood Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://juneau.zoom.us/j/83314212933

Or dial: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 444 9171  or +1 564 217 2000  or +1 646 931 3860  or +1 929 436 2866  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 386 347 5053  or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 833 1421 2933

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: September 13, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by September 6, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received by August 22, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between August 23, 2022 and September 9, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  SEPTEMBER 9, 2022, NOON

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION:

MAP

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Joseph Meyer, Planner

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4209

Preliminary plan approval for an Alternative Residential Subdivision, developing up to 444 dwelling units on 19.71 acres, zoned D18, at 7400 Glacier Highway.

SCHEDULE:

Neighborhood Meeting:

September 8, 2022 at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, 6:00 pm.  In-person meeting only.

Hearing before the Planning Commission on October 11, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by October 3, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received by September 19, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between September 20, 2022 and October 7th, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  OCTOBER 7, 2022, NOON

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Irene.Gallion@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Aerial View of the Lot with the lot highlighted in blue.

Modified Site Plan (click to download Adobe version)

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Irene Gallion, Senior Planner

Irene.Gallion@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4130

The applicant is requesting a Property Acquisition and Disposal review for a purchase of approximately 3,000 square feet of city-owned land in North Douglas.

SCHEDULE

Hearing before the Planning Commission on September 13, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by September 6, 2022 and will be found here.

Comments received by August 22, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between August 23, 2022 and September 9, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  SEPTEMBER 9, 2022, NOON (Heading 3)

Please send comments to:

PC_comments@juneau.org

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION

The applicant is requesting a Property Acquisition and Disposal review for the disposal of approximately 3,000 square feet of city-owned land in North Douglas. This disposal will allow the owner of the existing parcel to create a second driveway so they may subdivide their lot.

Proposed land purchase area:

Future plan for additional Subdivision:

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Joseph Meyers, Planner

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4209

The applicant is seeking to both purchase a portion of land from the CBJ and sell a portion of land to the CBJ through a land swap. The hearing for this land swap will be heard at the August 23, 2022 Planning Commission regular meeting where a recommendation on whether to approve or deny the land swap will be sent to the Assembly. The Assembly hearing will be scheduled pending a recommendation from the Planning Commission.

Land from CBJ: 140,394 square feet (3.22 acres)

Land to CBJ: 105,347 square feet (2.42 acres)

SCHEDULE

Hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled on August 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

The staff report is anticipated to be available August 15, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received through August 1, 2022 will be analyzed by staff and included in a report.

Comments received through August 19, 2022 at noon will be sent to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  AUGUST 19, 2022

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION

All maps below are approximate and are meant to illustrate the result of the land swap process.

Approximate existing conditions:

Proposed land swap:

Approximate resulting lots upon transaction completion:

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Joseph Meyers, Planner

Joseph.Meyers@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4209

Chilkat Subdivision Phase II: the Applicant proposed subdivision of one (1) tract into fifteen (15) lots and three (3) tracts of land at Hillcrest Avenue in a D15 zone.

In response to CBJ comments, the fifteen (15) lots have been reduced to thirteen (13).

Proposed Subdivision, as of January 17. 2022

This is the second phase of Chilkat Vistas Subdivision.  Record documents from Phase I are linked below:

SMP2019 0004:  Preliminary Plat Staff Report

Minutes from approval of the Preliminary Plat at a Regular Planning Commission Meeting on November 12, 2019.

SMF2020 0001: Final Plat Staff Report

The Final Plat for Phase I was approved by the Planning Commission under the consent agenda at their regular meeting on July 28, 2020.

This project proposed above the Bonnie Brae neighborhood consists of three separate shared-access subdivisions.

SCHEDULE:

PRELIMINARY PLAT:  Hearing before the Planning Commission on May 10, 2022

Comments received by April 19, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between April 19, 2022 and May 6, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  MAY 6, 2022, NOON

Note that the public will be able to testify at the Planning Commission meeting.  If you miss the deadline for written comments, you may want to consider testifying.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: DATE PENDING

Once the Planning Commission has weighed in, we will give the Applicant a chance to update their materials, then bring them to the public for feedback.

FINAL PLAT:  DATE PENDING

The applicant will make final modifications, submit a construction and drainage plan for Commission final approval.

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Project Graphic

Tract A – Application

Tract A – Latest Preliminary Plat (Dated 3.17.2022)

Tract B – Application

Tract B – Latest Preliminary Plat (Dated 3.31.2022)

Tract C – Application

Tract C – Latest Preliminary Plat (Dated 3.17.2022)

Other items of interest:

Wetlands information

Questions?  Contact:

Irene Gallion, Senior Planner

Irene.Gallion@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4130

Dave Peterson, Plat Reviewer

David.Peterson@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4132

Submit your comments to parties above, and/or to:

Pc_comments@juneau.org

(that is, pc UNDERSCORE comments)

Juneau Youth Services has received Conditional Use Permit (CUP) approval over the years to have three residential treatment buildings on their property. They are now proposing to convert existing dorm rooms in the Montana Creek House building into offices. This proposed Conditional Use Permit Modification request will allow them to have additional staff on the campus, but fewer residents.

SCHEDULE:

Hearing before the Planning Commission on August 23, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by August 15, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received by August 1, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between August 2, 2022 and August 19, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  OCTOBER 7, 2022, NOON

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Jennifer.Shields@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Jennifer Shields, Planner

Jennifer.Shields@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4139

This proposed Conditional Use Permit is the first step in permitting 21 condominiums at 11485 Auke Bay Harbor Road.

SCHEDULE:

Hearing before the Planning Commission on October 11, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by October 3, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received by September 19, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between September 20, 2022 and October 7th, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  OCTOBER 7, 2022, NOON

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Irene.Gallion@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Irene Gallion, Senior Planner

Irene.Gallion@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4130

This proposed Conditional Use Permit is for the development of a flower and vegetable nursery with retail sales at 10460 Glacier Highway.

SCHEDULE:

Hearing before the Planning Commission on September 13, 2022.

The staff report is anticipated to be posted by September 6, 2022 and can be found here.

Comments received by August 22, 2022 will be included in a staff analysis and forwarded to the Commission.

Comments received between August 23, 2022 and September 9, 2022 at noon will be forwarded to the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR WRITTEN COMMENT:  SEPTEMBER 9, 2022, NOON

Please send comments to:

PC_Comments@juneau.org

Jennifer.Shields@juneau.org

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Application

Questions?  Please contact:

Jennifer Shields, Planner

Jennifer.Shields@juneau.org

(907) 586-0753, extension 4139