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Downtown's 'visual pollution' draws Juneau Assembly's attention

...Real Alaska gold!Seasonal storefronts on South Franklin Street downtown are peppered with illegal signs, a city senior planner told the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, and the Assembly is considering an ordinance that would tighten up...
Where Juneau's weed would grow

...correctional facilities would be determined by zoning codes."Colorado is closer to where Alaska is probably leaning," Senior Planner Beth McKibben said.Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl said before the meeting he felt Washington has been too restrictive...
Rugrats rage for daycare reform

...enough."Churches are allowed in residential zones," she said. "Most churches in the district have daycares."Senior Planner Beth McKibben said the current city code prohibits daycare facilities in residential churches. The existing church-based...
The road less traveled turns to gravel

...landowners hoping to meet demand for housing."Many of the road changes have come from the ad-hoc housing committee," Senior Planner Beth McKibben said at the meeting on Tuesday.Jones said he expected to see some pushback from the Assembly about the...
Speeding up the plodding plots rules

...the permit."This is pretty risky for major subdivisions and many people don't want to take that risk," CBJ Senior Planner Laura Boyce said. "Now, if it meets all the requirements of the district, it can be approved."The code revision...
City's citizens save the trees

...trying to do," Hanley said. "They are defending a project against the community's interest." The treesCBJ Senior Planner Beth McKibben told the Planning Commission the city recognizes the residents' opposition to the tree removal and staff...
Juneau housing commission looks Outside for fresh ideas

...for workers. There are few workers to build the houses because the workers don't have houses they can afford.Senior Planner Beth McKibben mentioned before the meeting that the number of seasonal workers in Juneau surprised her. Nearly a...
DNR chief wants property rights protected in park

...department delete all "red dots" that identify potential park access points on private land in Chugiak and Eagle River.Senior planner Thede Tobish said the planning department has talked internally about concerns. Options are under consideration...
A year later, economic plan nearly complete

...Island, as the plan recommends.During the meeting, Calvin, Barbara Sheinberg, Sheinberg Associates principal and senior planner, and Sarah Bronstein, Sheinberg's community planner, explained to Assembly members how they came up with the...
Haven House granted permit under strict conditions Mary Alice McKeen represented the faith-based organization, and along with City and Borough of Juneau senior planner Beth McKibben, highlighted the main concerns among some community members.Public safety, property value and harmony...


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