Planning approves Lemon Creek gravel, SLAM staging

The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission Tuesday night approved Secon’s six-year permit to mine gravel from Lemon Creek.


Owners of certain units in the Rivers Edge Condominiums raised concerns that Secon’s gravel extraction on Lemon Creek was a nuisance, shaking and damaging their homes.

Secon said it won’t try to break through winter frost layers deeper than two feet.

Secon received a permit to extract gravel from gravel bars in Lemon Creek during winter and spring months. At total of 35,000 cubic yards can be removed a year up to a total of 240,000 cubic yards.

In other business, Juneau’s Subport is now permitted to act as a staging area for the State Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM) project. The Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit Tuesday that allows “temporary offices, storage connexes material process and miscellaneous equipment storage,” according to a CBJ staff report. The site would also be where contractors unpack and sort construction material before being moved to the museum site.

City staff approved of the four-year permit.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback






Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:17

12-year-old intentionally set brush fire, fire marshal says

A 12-year-old boy intentionally set a brush fire in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday, according to a statement from Capital City Fire/Rescue.

Read more