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CBJ is crafting potential new zoning for Auke Bay, comment on December 6

November 28, 2018 – News

The Planning Commission’s Auke Bay Implementation Committee is in the midst of drafting an ordinance to create new mixed use zoning in Auke Bay. These new concepts are intended to encourage the development of lively, mixed-use neighborhoods that are compact and walkable, and offer incentives and design standards to encourage developers to implement the vision of the Auke Bay Area Plan, adopted in 2015. The Plan was developed with input from many stakeholders in the Auke Bay area. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a meeting on December 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the UAS Recreation Center to learn about the proposed zoning districts, ask questions, and provide feedback.

The Auke Bay Area Plan Vision states:

Auke Bay is a community that offers: gateways to many outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking, boating, hiking, and bicycling; study and programs at the University of Alaska Southeast; and history and cultural significance for the Aak’w Kwáan who have made Auke Bay their home for millennia.

The proposed zoning strives to blend medium to high density residential with a mixture of retail, commercial, institutional, and entertainment uses that are physically and functionally integrated. The zoning creates cohesive neighborhoods and pedestrian-oriented buildings and infrastructure that encourage a small town center feel where people can live, work, visit, and play.

To read the Auke Bay Area Plan visit http://www.juneau.org/aukebayplan/.

A draft of the zoning district ordinance can be found by at https://packet.cbjak.org/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=947&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda.

Questions about the meeting on December 6 can be directed to Allison Eddins, CDD Planner, at 586-0758 or Allison.eddins@juneau.org.