Assembly to take up controversial valley rezone


The developer of this property at Atlin Dr and Mendenhall Loop Road wants a rezone to Light Commercial. Area residents oppose the move. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

The Juneau Assembly tonight (Monday) will settle a simmering controversy over a zone change request in the Mendenhall Valley.

At issue is a property on the corner of Atlin Drive and Loop Road, and whether it should go from medium density residential to light commercial. Homeowners in the neighborhood, along with the city’s Community Development Department and Planning Commission oppose the change. The property owner says it’s warranted, but has yet to say what he wants to do with the land.

Casey Kelly has more.