The Planning Commission Meeting will occur January 28, 7 p.m. in City Hall Assembly Chambers to review several roadway resurfacing projects, a proposal to develop 80 units of senior housing, a permit for 2 two-story commercial developments and a variance for waiving the associated parking requirements, and a private shared access ordinance. These items are up for public hearing.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to pc_comments@juneau.org by 12 noon, January 24, or testify in person at the meeting.  For more information related to these agenda items click here.

 

Roadway resurfacing maintenance, drainage improvements, and underground utility repairs and replacements as necessary on Aspen Ave (Mendenhall Blvd to Taku Blvd) (CSP2019 0013)

The applicant proposes to excavate the roadway base and replace it with rock shot to improve drainage under the roadway, and apply new asphalt. The sewer system would be replaced, and surface drainage in the area would be improved and reconstructed. This project would resurface, restore, and rehabilitate existing road and utility infrastructure for residents assessing their property. Repairs and upgrades would continue mitigating roadway drainage impacts to Duck Creek.

 

Roadway resurfacing maintenance, and underground utility repairs and replacements as necessary on Hospital Drive. Continuous sidewalk proposed from Glacier Hwy to hospital campus (CSP2019 0014)

The applicant proposes to excavate the roadway base and replace it with rock shot to improve drainage under the roadway, and apply new asphalt. The water system would be replaced. Sidewalk would be extended approximately 330 feet from the bus stop near Salmon Creek Lane to Old Glacier Highway. This project would resurface, restore, and rehabilitate existing road and utility infrastructure for community access to routine and emergency medical services. Project phasing would facilitate hospital master planning.

 

Roadway resurfacing maintenance, and underground utility repairs and replacements as necessary on River Road – including adjacent streets (Tamarack Ct, Whitewater Ct, Kelly Ct, Sawa Ct, Riverbend Ct). Sidewalk proposed along River Road (CSP2019 0015)

The applicant proposes to remove the chip seal surface, excavate the road base, and reconstruct with an asphalt paved surface. Sidewalks would be constructed on one side of River Road (which side is yet to be determined). Ditch drainage would be relocated as needed. Driveway culverts would be replaced. This project would resurface, restore, and rehabilitate existing road and utility infrastructure for residents assessing their property. Repairs and upgrades to drainage ditches would continue to provide filtering and collection of road runoff.

 

Disposal of 8 City-owned lots at Vintage Business Park to Torrey Pines Development for fair market value for purpose of developing 80 units of senior housing, assisted living, and memory care (CSP2020 0002)

CBJ has been working on the development of senior assisted living housing units to meet long-standing community needs and goals. The applicant submitted a proposal for 80 units (88 beds) of assisted living and memory care with a wide range of proposed senior services and amenities to be developed using CBJ-owned land located in the Vintage Business Park. The unit mix in the proposal includes a combination of Medicaid eligible and private pay beds with studio and 1-bedroom options for assisted living, and private and semi-private beds for Memory Care.

 

A Conditional Use Permit for two (2) two story, mixed-use commercial developments (USE2019 0021)

The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for the development of two (2) two-story, mixed-use commercial buildings on the downtown waterfront adjacent to the downtown library/parking garage.

A Variance Permit to reduce the parking requirement to zero (VAR2019 0005)

The applicant requests a Variance to reduce the parking requirement from 80 spaces to zero spaces for two (2) proposed two-story, commercial mixed-used buildings on the downtown waterfront. This development is concurrently under review as USE2019 0021.

 

Private Shared Access Ordinance (AME2019 0005)

The proposed ordinance would amend CBJ 49.35 Division 2 – Private Shared Access. This ordinance is aimed towards amending the requirement for paving the portion of the shared access in the right-of-way (ROW) and clarifying that the intent of the easement is for access and drainage primarily, and utilities as applicable. Overall, the following recommended changes would create flexibility within the Private Shared Access code and improve consistency with other chapters. This creates additional possibilities for in-fill development, especially on lots, which are not suitable for full street construction standards.