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To spur downtown development, Planning Commission looks at changes to parking rules

The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission wants public input as it considers proposed changes to parking laws at its meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. The proposed revision to CBJ’s Parking Code includes special consideration to Downtown Juneau with the goal of improving the viability of downtown development.

The proposed revision includes:

  • Establish a “Town Center” parking district to replace the existing Parking Districts 1 and 2: Required number of spaces would be reduced by 60 percent for “Town Center” parking.
  • Parking waivers downtown: Until this revision, properties in the parking districts were not eligible to apply for waivers.
  • Fee in lieu of constructed parking: After reductions have been applied, a “Town Center” developer can pay a fee rather than construct the spaces required.
  • “Town Center” map revision: Current downtown parking district boundaries are expanded to include:
    • One block uphill from the current boundary on 5th Street.
    • The waterfront from the AJ dock to the 10th Street Bridge.
    • The Flats area that includes the Federal Building, Parkshore Condominiums, and Mountainview Apartments.

Public opinion is an important element of sound decision-making for the viability of the community. You can send written comments to [email protected], or plan to testify at the Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, May 25. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

See the full May 25 Planning Commission agenda packet here. See the Parking Code Revision agenda item here.

For more information, contact Senior Planner Irene Gallion at [email protected] or 586-0753.