Industrial rezone of parcel abutting wetland postponed

Applicants postponed a proposal to bring industry to an Egan Highway roadside parcel placed between the Mendenhall Wetlands Game Refuge and Juneau International Airport.

Becknell Inc. applied for a rezone of Hosinger Pond to a combination of industrial and light commercial uses.

City staff recommended the commission deny the rezoning request. Staff findings said the proposal is not in consent with the land use maps of the city’s comprehensive plan. The rezoning is also larger than two acres.

The 82.66-acre historic gravel pit is located east of the airport, across Egan Highway from Fred Meyer. It abuts the Mendenhall Wetlands Game Refuge.

Of the site’s nearly 83 acres, 62 are planned the by applicant to be used for light commercial.

Becknell’s AME 2012 0011 had been scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on Dec. 11. It is not scheduled for the commission’s Tuesday meeting.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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