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

January 4, 2022 – Notices for Public Comment

The Planning Commission meets January 11 at 7 p.m. to review applications for a land exchange, a land disposal, and modification of a Conditional Use Permit. These items are up for public hearing.

This virtual meeting will be by video and telephonic participation only. Join the virtual meeting online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/87375675296 or call: 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 and enter Webinar ID: 873 7567 5296. If you’re giving public comment, you’ll be asked to state your name, place of residence, and will be asked to stay on the phone after your testimony to answer any questions from the Commission. For more information about the procedure, contact the Community Development Department at 907-586-0715.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to pc_comments@juneau.org by 12 noon, January 7, or testify at the meeting. Read the Planning Commission Meeting agenda here.

A land exchange between CBJ land at 11860 Glacier Highway and private property at 11930 Glacier Highway. This will create a new right-of-way to access CBJ land. (CSP2021 0004)

This is a CBJ-initiated land action for a fair market value land exchange. As proposed, CBJ would exchange roughly 24,000 square feet of undeveloped land for roughly 24,000 square feet of flat, developed land. The land exchange would provide CBJ with frontage and direct access to Glacier Highway. The access could provide a secondary route to Auke Bay Elementary School and open up the CBJ land to future development.

Disposal of CBJ-owned land to Franklin Foods (CSP2021 0006)

The applicant requests review of disposal of 4,078 square feet at 139 South Franklin Street to Franklin Foods. Franklin Foods currently leases the property and provides an open-air food service.

Modification of USE2021 0002 to allow construction of a 5-foot wide bike path to be delayed until the final condominium building is complete (USE2021 0023)

On April 13, 2021, the Planning Commission heard a Conditional Use Permit application for the construction of a new condominium development (USE2021 0002) and approved the permit with eight conditions. The applicant is requesting a modification of Condition #7: “Prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy for the first dwelling unit, a 5-foot wide paved sidewalk must be installed providing safe public access form the Clinton Drive sidewalk to the Mendenhall River walking/bike path, per CBJ 49.35.630. The HOA agreement must address the ongoing maintenance of the sidewalk including snow removal.” For safety reasons, the applicant is requesting that the sidewalk installation be delayed until the major construction for Building B is complete. This will help ensure that the sidewalk is not damaged during the construction process and that pedestrians and cyclists are not encouraged to walk or ride near a construction site.