The proposal presented in Monday night’s committee meeting would abandon existing land use restrictions for hazard zones altogether.
After more than a year, Juneau has resumed discussion of landslide and avalanche hazard zones with the introduction of a new draft ordinance.
Both city officials and residents have been hesitant to adopt the new hazard maps since their introduction in the spring of 2021.
Homeowners and the community are grappling with how to respond to last month’s landslide. And with another question — who pays?
The city has acknowledged housing as a top priority in its comprehensive plan.
The city is grappling with its need for affordable housing and how it interprets its own code.
A new scientific report puts about half of the structures downtown at moderate to severe risk of landslide or avalanche.
Juneau’s Planning Commission will consider updated landslide and avalanche maps at a Tuesday night meeting. The city’s current maps were created in the 1970s.
The maps put 200 more structures in Juneau’s hazard zones for landslides and avalanches.