Planning Commission meets October 15. Here’s how to weigh in.
The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission meets on October 15, 7 p.m. in City Hall Assembly Chambers to review proposals for a Child Care Center, expanding a retail development, to continue discussion on a proposal for a code amendment, a zoning upgrade, and a parcel rezone. These items are up for public hearing.
A Child Care Center in an existing church (USE2019 0019)
The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for a State of Alaska licensed Child Care Center in the Juneau Christian Church. At least 20 staff members would serve up to 75 children, ages zero to six years old. Staff would include one administrator, one assistant, two child development associates, and at least 16 care providers. The proposed hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.
A proposal to expand retail development in a severe hazard area (USE2019 0020)
The applicant requests a Conditional Use Permit for an approximately 800 square foot expansion of retail space to a 2,500 square foot existing structure. Upon approval, the interior would then be remodeled to accommodate three retail spaces, each with its own restroom and storage area.
A text amendment to revise Title 49 to repeal and replace 49.30 – Nonconforming Development (AME2018 0009)
Zoning nonconformities are existing uses, structures, densities, or lots that were legally established prior to a change in zoning provisions, which do not comply with new (current) zoning regulations. The amendment provides standards for the review and development of legally nonconforming property, processes for obtaining certification of legal nonconforming status by the Director, and process for a nonconforming situation review by the Board of Adjustment.
A zoning upgrade for twelve (12) D1(T)D3 transitional zone lots (AME2019 0009)
The twelve subject lots for this zoning upgrade request are part of a larger identified transitional area zoned D1(T)D3. This transitionally zoned area is large and encompasses smaller lots accessing directly onto Glacier Highway opposite Auke Lake, as well as a large area of CBJ owned land at higher elevations bounded by Engineers Cut-Off Road, Glacier Highway, and Fritz Cove Road.
A rezone of one parcel (8.45 acres) from D5 to D18 near Cordova Street and Pioneer Avenue (AME2019 0010)
The subject parcel could accommodate up to 53 dwelling units under the current D5 density. However, under the proposed D18 zone designation, the subject parcel could accommodate 152 dwelling units. Taking into consideration the land required for roads, setbacks, vegetative cover, and lot coverage maximums, it is not likely that the site could be developed to maximum density. Additionally, there are many portions of the parcel that exceed 37% slope, making development in these areas more challenging. The rezone request would allow the development of the parcel to be clustered into the more developable areas.