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Planning Commission meets June 26. Here’s how to weigh in.

June 18, 2018 – Notices for Public Comment

The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission meets on June 26, 7 p.m. in City Hall Assembly Chambers to review proposed revisions to city code regarding mining and exploration, a 23-unit ‘boat condo’ development on Clinton Drive, and an accessory apartment on an under-sized lot along with a related parking waiver. All of these items are up for public hearing.

There will also be a staff presentation to the Commission regarding FEMA flood map revisions for the City and Borough. Click here for more information about this map update project.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to pc_comments@juneau.org by 12 noon, June 22, or testify in person at the meeting.  For more information related to these agenda items click here.

A 23-unit ‘boat condominium’ development in a Light Commercial zone (USE2018 0007)

The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for the development of a 23 dwelling unit condominium complex in the Vintage Park area adjacent to Mendenhall River. The dwelling units would be ‘boat condos’ with each unit consisting of an oversized garage space on the ground floor with an apartment above.

A text amendment to Title 49.65, Article 1, the Exploration and Mining Code (AME2018 0008)

The proposed ordinance would amend Title 49 regarding mining. The CBJ Law Department was tasked by the Assembly Mining Committee to amend the existing mining ordinance, and the resulting ordinance reorganizes and clarifies the existing mining ordinance with no substantive changes. CBJ Code states that the Planning Commission shall review and make recommendations to the Assembly on all proposed amendments to Title 49 indicating compliance with the provisions of this title and the Comprehensive Plan.

A parking waiver of one space for an accessory apartment in Douglas (PWP2018 0006)

Through Conditional Use Permit USE2018-0008, the applicant is seeking approval for a detached accessory apartment which requires one parking space. The applicant is seeking a parking waiver for that space.  Parking waivers became available in April, 2017, to allow reductions in normally-required parking without seeking a variance. Parking waivers were first spurred by a business also located in downtown Douglas that was seeking a parking reduction.

An accessory apartment on an under-sized lot in Douglas (USE2018 0008)

A Conditional Use Permit has been requested for the development of an accessory apartment on an under-sized lot on 4th Street, a D5 zoning district, where the minimum lot size is 7,000 sq. ft. The subject lot is 5,000 sq. ft., and the net area of the existing single family dwelling is 768 square feet. CBJ 49.25.510 allows the Planning Commission to approve an accessory apartment of 600 square feet or less on a lot that is less than the minimum lot size.