Planning Commission meets April 14. Here’s how to weigh in.
A Regular Planning Commission Meeting will take place April 14, 7 p.m. in City Hall Assembly Chambers to review a conditional use permit for an accessory apartment on an undersized lot and an associated parking waiver, two proposed new wireless communication towers, and a conditional use permit for an existing rock quarry in Hidden Valley, Lemon Creek. These items are up for public hearing. (A Planning Commission Committee of the Whole Meeting was scheduled prior to the regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting, but has since been cancelled.)
Adhering to the State of Alaska mandate on gatherings, the Assembly Chambers will be closed to the public. Members of the public wishing to testify or listen in can call 907-713-2140 up to 10 minutes prior to the start of the Regular Planning Commission Meeting. When prompted, enter the Participant ID – 813893 – and state your name. Callers will be asked which agenda item they wish to testify on and will be notified when it is their turn to speak. At the start of testimony, the caller will be asked to state their name, place of residence, and will be asked to stay on the phone after their testimony to answer any questions from the Commission. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the Community Development Department at 907-586-0715.
The public is encouraged to submit written comments to email@example.com by 12 noon, April 10, or testify telephonically at the meeting. For more information related to these agenda items click here.
A Conditional Use Permit for an accessory apartment on an undersized lot (USE2020 0002)
The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for the development of an accessory apartment on an undersized lot in the D5 zoning District. The subject parcel measures 775 square feet and is non-conforming for lot area. The structure on the subject parcel is nonconforming for setbacks, lot coverage, and parking.
Parking waiver for one parking space for an accessory apartment related to USE2020 0002 (PWP2020 0001)
The applicant requests a parking waiver for the one (1) required off-street parking space associated with the accessory apartment (USE2020 0002). The subject parcel currently has no parking for the single-family dwelling. The applicant cannot physically accommodate parking on-site, due to the small size of the lot.
A Wireless Communication Facility Permit to install new, unlit 150-foot communication tower (WCF2019 0009)
The applicant proposes to construct a 155-foot tall, freestanding lattice tower with lightning rod. The tower is 150-tall, and the rod adds 5 feet. There will be no antenna adding to the height of the tower. The tower is proposed to be unlit, and will occupy a 10,000 square foot site on land leased from CBJ to the applicant. The purpose of the tower is to support multiple wireless carriers.
A Wireless Communication Facility Permit to install new, unlit 150-foot communication tower (WCF2019 0010)
The applicant proposes to construct a 155-foot tall, freestanding monopole tower with lightning rod. The tower is 150-tall, and the rod adds 5 feet. There will be no antenna adding to the height of the tower. The tower will be unlit, and will occupy 5,625 square feet of land leased from CBJ to the applicant. The purpose of the tower is to support multiple wireless carriers.
A Conditional Use Permit for an existing rock quarry in Hidden Valley, Lemon Creek (USE2019 0022)
The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for an existing rock quarry in Hidden Valley, Upper Lemon Creek. The quarry was last approved as USE2009 0004. This permit expired on April 14, 2019. Quarry operations include gravel and rock extraction, blasting, and rock-crushing. The only significant change from past operations is the relocation of the entrance to the mine site by moving the road off CBJ property and onto SECON’s property. The new road alignment would depart from the existing road at the southwest corner and run along the southern property line to the lower quarry entrance.