The Planning Commission meets September 28, 2021, at 7 P.M. This meeting will be virtual and telephonic only, and will be to review the Rules of Order and a Land Acknowledgement from the City and Borough of Juneau. These items are up for public hearing. The Planning Commission will also reconsider an application for a Non-administrative Variance. This case is currently closed for public testimony, but the Planning Commission may reopen public testimony at the meeting.

This virtual meeting will be by video and telephonic participation only. Join the virtual meeting online or call: 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-929-436-2866 or 1-301-715-8592 and enter Webinar ID: 953 3874 6937. If you’re giving public comment, you’ll be asked to state your name, place of residence, and will be asked to stay on the phone after your testimony to answer any questions from the Commission. For more information about the procedure, contact the Community Development Department at 907-586-0715.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to by 12 noon, September 27, or testify at the meeting. Read the Planning Commission Meeting agenda here.


A Non-administrative Variance to 49.70.310(a)(2) and 49.70.310(b)(1) to allow new construction within the 50-foot, no-development and the 25-foot, no-disturbance buffer from Lemon Creek (VAR2021 0002)

The applicant proposes two new buildings, each with a 1,700 square foot building footprint. In order to construct these buildings, the applicant request relief from the required development buffer. Granting the variance would allow two new structures to be within 3 feet (Lot 11) and 7 feet (Lot 10) from the top of the bank of Lemon Creek. As compared to the neighboring properties, the new structures would be within approximately 36 feet (Lot 11) and 42 feet (Lot 10) of the Ordinary High Water Mark of Lemon Creek, and structures on neighboring properties are within 35 feet of the Ordinary High Water Mark.