City of Homer
Planning & Zoning Telephone (907) 235-3106
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Homer, Alaska 99603-7645 E-mail Planning@ci.homer.ak.us
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M E M O R A N D U M 11-068
TO: MAYOR HORNADAY AND HOMER CITY COUNCIL
WALT WREDE, CITY MANAGER
FROM: RICK ABBOUD, CITY PLANNER
DATE: May 3, 2011
SUBJECT: Ordinance 11-17, Amending the 2008 Homer Comprehensive Plan to Incorporate the Homer Spit Plan.
After several public workshops and extensive review and public hearings held by the Homer Advisory Planning Commission the Homer Spit Plan is now ready to be incorporated into the 2008 Homer Comprehensive Plan.
The plan has incorporated many public comments and concerns. 5 public workshops/meeting were conducted. The plan was reviewed at various stages at 18 regular Homer Advisory Planning Commission Meetings in addition to 2 Port and Harbor Commission meetings.
Starting in the summer of 2009, the City Planning Office worked with USKH to create the plan. After gathering information, conducting a parking study, and holding public workshops, a framework Plan was developed and a draft plan was created. Written comments on the draft plan were solicited for over 30 days. After reviewing comments and holding a Public Hearing to provide the opportunity for public testimony, the Planning Commission conducted an extensive line-by-line review of the plan. Once the Planning Commission revisions were completed, additional public hearings were held and the final draft was completed. A history of the plan Along with an extensive list of public comments can be found on the web at http://www.homerspitfutureplan.com/index.html.
The final draft is available for public review at several locations. Copies of the plan may be found on the Planning Page of the City web site, the Public Library, the Port Office, and at City Hall.
The Homer Advisory Planning Commission recommends that the Homer City Council hold public hearings and forward the Homer Spit Plan to the Kenai Peninsula Borough for incorporation into the 2008 Homer Comprehensive Plan.
Draft Ordinance 11-XX
Spit Comprehensive Plan