Public invited to weigh in on draft Lemon Creek Area Plan Oct. 24
A draft plan that will help guide the future of the Lemon Creek area will go before the City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission during a public hearing on Oct. 24, 7 p.m. in City Hall Chambers. This is the community’s opportunity to comment on the plan before the Planning Commission takes action.
The plan is a 20-year guiding document that CBJ will use for land use, economic development, natural resources, recreation, transportation, infrastructure, neighborhoods and housing in the Lemon Creek area from Fred Meyer to Vanderbilt Road.
Highlights of the plan include: improve Lemon Creek’s identity as Juneau’s Midtown, an area of attractive neighborhoods and distinctive work places; implement new zoning that promotes and guides development and conservation; promote a mixed-use environment to ensure a vibrant community with quality neighborhoods and businesses; protect, restore and maintain natural resources; and ensure that Lemon Creek area neighborhoods have quality parks and recreational facilities for all users.
Led by a 12-member Lemon Creek Area Plan Steering Committee, the draft plan is a culmination of more than a year of working with the community. Residents, business owners and stakeholders of the Lemon Creek area participated in an extensive public planning process, including the recent completion of a public comment period in July. The steering committee met in August to address all the comments received, voted on each comment and voted to send the plan to the Planning Commission for a public hearing, scheduled for Oct. 24. If recommended favorably by the Planning Commission, the draft plan then goes to the Assembly for consideration.
Read the draft Lemon Creek Area Plan here or read a hard copy of the plan available at all Juneau Public Libraries, the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, or the Community Development Department office in the Marine View building.