Planning Commission meets December 11. Here’s how to weigh in.

November 30, 2018 – Notices for Public Comment

The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission meets on December 11, 2018, 7 pm in City Hall Assembly Chambers to review proposals for a cultural immersion park in Thane, reduced setbacks for an accessory apartment downtown, a boarding house in the Montana Creek area, modification of a condominium development on Clinton Drive, and a text amendment to the Land Use Code. All of these items are up for public hearing. The Commission will also hold an executive session to review an appeal of a director’s decision.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to by 12 noon, December 7, or testify in person at the meeting.  For more information related to these agenda items click here.

A Tlingit and Haida cultural immersion park in Thane (USE2018 0017)

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska request a Conditional Use Permit for the development of a Native Cultural Immersion Park at the old Thane Ore House location, which is zoned Waterfront Industrial. The development will include a restaurant, dance floor, gift shop, administration space, and light manufacturing of wood crafts and other art forms as well as a multi-media presentation that narrates the history and culture of Southeast Alaska coastal tribes.

 Reduced setback requirements for an accessory apartment (ADP2018 0002; 0003; 0004)

The applicants request three Alternative Development Permits to reduce side and rear setback requirements in order to develop an accessory apartment on Seward Street.

A text amendment to Title 49 regarding improvement standards (AME2018 0015)

The proposed ordinance would amend the requirements for temporary cul-de-sac and stub street rights-of-way including removing the requirement for a subdivision developer to provide a financial guarantee related to their construction for a period of 5 years. This item is continued from the November 27, 2018, Planning Committee agenda.

 Use of a single family residence as a boarding house (USE2018 0011)

The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for an existing, unpermitted boarding house within a five-bedroom residence located in a D5 zoning district. CBJ 49.80 defines a boarding house as “a dwelling in which more than two bedrooms are used for commercial lodging provided by the owner or operator who lives on site”.

 Modification of a permit for a condominium development (USE2018 0021)

The applicant requests a limited modification to an approved Conditional Use Permit (USE2018-0007) for the development of a 23 dwelling unit condominium complex in the Vintage Park area adjacent to Mendenhall River. This project has been approved by the Planning Commission; however the applicants request a change to a landscaping-related condition.

 An appeal of a Director’s determination regarding USE2011 0015 (APL2018 0003)

The Planning Commission will conclude their meeting with an Executive Session to discuss this appeal.