An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Homer, Alaska, Amending the Homer City Zoning Map to Rezone Portions of the Rural Residential (RR), Urban Residential (UR) and Residential Office (RO) Zoning Districts to East End Mixed Use (E-MU). Van Dyke.
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOMER, ALASKA, AMENDING THE HOMER CITY ZONING MAP TO REZONE PORTIONS OF THE RURAL RESIDENTIAL (RR), URBAN RESIDENTIAL (UR) AND RESIDENTIAL OFFICE (RO) ZONING DISTRICTS TO EAST END MIXED USE (E-MU).
WHEREAS, Appendix B to the City of Homer Comprehensive Plan, at page 1, states, ”Homer has a freewheeling, organic character. In many parts of town, land uses—residential, office, retail, storage, industrial and open space—are freely mixed. This style breaks common rules of traditional planning, but in most instances the result is attractive and functional. This eclectic mix of uses fits together with little or no conflicts, and helps create Homer’s unique, well-liked character;” and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer Comprehensive Plan, at page 4-2, states, “Homer’s land use pattern is generally supported by the City’s current zoning designations, but an eclectic mix of land uses is still found in various zoning districts. This mixing of uses is part of the unique character of Homer and is not without benefits. The current land use zones largely fulfill their intended functions, but in some cases do not mesh with the realities of existing or desired future use patterns. Growth in Homer will require a new set of standards to guide the form and location of future land use and development;” and
WHEREAS, East End Road between Lake Street and the western boundary of Kachemak City is similar in character to the Gateway Business District along the Sterling Highway, and similarly should be in a zoning district that allows a mixture of uses; and
WHEREAS, Rezoning the East End Road corridor to East End Mixed Use would allow the land in this corridor to be used to its highest and best use, while also providing the City with much needed business growth potential.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. The Homer Zoning Map is amended to transfer the parcels listed on the attached Exhibit A from the Rural Residential (RR) zoning district to the East End Mixed Use (E-MU) zoning district as shown on the attached Exhibit B.
Section 2. The Homer Zoning Map is amended to transfer the parcels listed on the attached Exhibit A from the Urban Residential (UR) zoning district to the East End Mixed Use (E-MU) zoning district as shown on the attached Exhibit C.
Section 3. The Homer Zoning Map is amended to transfer the parcels listed on the attached Exhibit A from the Residential Office (RO) zoning district to the East End Mixed Use (E-MU) zoning district as shown on the attached Exhibit D.
Section 4. The City Planner is authorized to note on the Homer Zoning Map the amendments enacted by this ordinance as required by Homer City Code 21.10.030(b).
Section 5. This is a non-Code ordinance of a permanent nature and shall be noted in the ordinance history of Homer City Code 21.10.030.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOMER, ALASKA, this _____ day of ___________, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: _________________________ Date: _________________________