Lands Committee gets new direction on Lena Point

Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2002

JUNEAU - The Juneau Planning Commission is directing the city's Lands Committee to adjust its proposal for the Lena Point subdivision in an attempt to appease land owners in the area.

The commission met Tuesday night in a committee of the whole meeting to review and discuss the preliminary plat, or design, for the South Lena Point subdivision, a proposed 48-lot neighborhood on the Lena Point peninsula.

The lands committee is responsible for acquiring land for the city and determining how to use it.

Residents voiced concerns at the meeting, including the number of homes slated for the area, the lack of division between existing homes and proposed homes and a potentially sluggish real estate market.

The Planning Commission gave the Lands Committee three directives addressing the homeowners' issues: Enlist the help of a real estate agent to determine the market for new homes, create a larger greenbelt area near Lena Loop Road to increase the market value of new homes and act as a visual buffer for the homeowners in existing homes, and reduce the number of lots in the area.

The commission did not give the committee a deadline to complete the directives. Commissioners also did not know when the subdivision would come before them in final form for consideration.

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