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Planning Commission meets Tuesday, March 8. Here’s how to weigh in.

March 1, 2022 – Notices for Public Comment

The Planning Commission meets March 8 at 7 p.m. to review applications for a conditional use permit for a marijuana store, a conditional use permit for Sunny Slope Organic Farm, and the reconstruction of Harris Street.

This virtual meeting will be by video and telephonic participation only. Join the virtual meeting online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/87830813954 or call: 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 and enter Webinar ID: 878 3081 3954. 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 [email protected] by 12 noon, March 4, or testify at the meeting. Read the Planning Commission Meeting agenda here.

Reconstruction of Harris Street starting at Harris and Fourth Street to the Gold and Seventh Street intersection (CSP2021 0007)

Proposed replacement of road base material, pavement, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, gutters, and underground water and sewer utilities. The goal is to separate the sanitary and storm sewers, reducing the load on treatment facilities and reduce outfall of untreated sewage into Gastineau Channel during wet weather events, and to update the above sections of road with newer infrastructure.

A Conditional Use Permit for Sunny Slope Organic Farm – Nursery, Landscaping, & Retail (USE2022 0003)

The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit to continue services at their location. These services include: on-site retail, gardening classes, landscaping, and a nursery. In the future, they plan to offer classes on Composting, Seed Collecting, Plant Dividing, Tool Sharpening, Forcing Winter Bulbs, Succulent Wreath Making, and Seed Starting. Classes would be approximately 1.5 hours and accommodate six (6) to eight (8) students.

A Special Use Permit for a marijuana retail store with on-site consumption of edible marijuana products (USE2022 0001)

The applicant a Special Use Permit to continue operations as Blissful Awakenings. The previous owner received a modification to USE2016 0006 (USE2020 0016) to allow on-site consumption of edible marijuana products. This application is reviewed as a Marijuana Retail Facility with On-Site Consumption. The applicant is required to obtain a license for this from the State of Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, and a license from the City and Borough of Juneau.