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Community Development seeks public comment on Auke Bay zoning & overlay district proposals

The City and Borough of Juneau Community Development Department is proposing new zoning districts and an overlay district for a portion of Auke Bay. These changes are meant to implement the Auke Bay Area Plan, adopted by the Juneau Assembly March 16, 2015. The public is encouraged to submit public comment.

The new zoning districts are Neighborhood Commercial and Mixed Use 3. Neighborhood Commercial is intended to encourage the development of a mixed-use neighborhood that is compact and walkable. The emphasis will be placed on medium density residential (up to 15 units per acre) as the primary use with neighborhood-scale commercial activity. Mixed Use 3 places a greater emphasis on integrating high density residential (up to 30 units per acre) with small-scale commercial uses. Flexible setback regulations in both zoning districts are meant to promote development of pedestrian-oriented buildings.

The Auke Bay Overlay District is intended to implement the Land Use Vision in the Auke Bay Area Plan through design standards and development bonuses. By providing a combination of design amenities and public benefits recommended in the Plan, property owners may be able to develop more housing units, increase height restrictions on their buildings, or even decrease their parking requirement by up to 30 percent.

The public is invited to email comments to pc_comments@juneau.org or mail them to: Community Development, 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801. The public can also provide oral testimony at the Planning Commission hearing on June 8 at 7 p.m. Join the virtual meeting online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/95600342842 or call 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 and enter Webinar ID: 956 0034 2842. See the full agenda packet here.

For more information, contact CDD Planner Allison Eddins at 907-586-0753 ext. 4131 or Allison.Eddins@juneau.org.