Planning Commission meets February 19. Here’s how to weigh in.
The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission meets on February 19, 7 p.m. in City Hall Assembly Chambers to consider a permit and parking waiver for transitional housing, to review and determine the continuation of a permit for gravel extraction in Lemon Creek, and to make recommendations to the CBJ Assembly regarding Capital Improvement Program priorities and the drafted Parks & Recreation Master Plan. All of these items are up for public hearing.
The public is encouraged to submit written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 p.m. on February 15, or testify in person at the meeting. For more information related to these agenda items click here.
A transitional housing facility on W. 9th Street (PWP2018 0004 & USE2018 0023)
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska requests a Conditional Use Permit and a Parking Waiver for the development of transitional housing in the Waterfront Commercial zoning district. The proposed housing will be for individuals who have been released from a correctional facility and are transitioning through a re-entry program back into society. The facility will house up to 16 residents and 1 resident manager.
Reconstruction of portions of Columbia Blvd and Poplar Ave (CSP2018 0019)
The CBJ Engineering Department requests a review of proposed pavement, sewer, water, and drainage improvements on Columbia Boulevard between Birch Lane and Mendenhall Boulevard and Poplar Avenue between Columbia Boulevard and Mendenhall Boulevard.
Renewing a permit for gravel extraction in the Lemon Creek streambed (USE2018 0024)
The applicant, SECON, requests a Conditional Use Permit to extract up to 350,000 cubic yards of gravel from the lower Lemon Creek streambed over a ten year period. This operation has been ongoing from 2007 to the present under two prior permits, the last of which expired in December, 2018.
A review of the draft Parks & Recreation Master Plan (AME2019 0001)
The Parks & Recreation Master Plan provides a framework for future decision making and helps set priorities for future capital projects for CBJ’s park facilities. It includes an inventory and evaluation of existing CBJ parks, facilities, trails, and programs; a needs assessment for the maintenance and improvement of existing facilities; a gap analysis to determine where new parks or facilities are needed; and a list of the capital improvement priorities. If recommended by the Planning Commission and then adopted by the Assembly, it will become part of the CBJ Comprehensive Plan.
A review of the CBJ Capital Improvement Program for FY2020-2025 (CSP2018 0012)
The CBJ prepares a revised Six-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) each year which guides the investment of public funds for maintenance, repair, construction, and acquisition of public infrastructure, facilities, and equipment. The CIP is presented to the Assembly in April, along with the draft fiscal year budget. The purpose of the Planning Commission review is to ensure the CIP is consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan.