City of Homer
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TO: MAYOR HORNADAY AND HOMER CITY COUNCIL
WALT WREDE, CITY MANAGER
FROM: RICK ABBOUD, CITY PLANNER
DATE: AUGUST 22, 2011
SUBJECT: Draft Ordinance 11-23, Adding “Hostel” as a permitted or conditional use in various zoning districts.
Without guidance from the City Council, the Planning Department brought the issue to the Planning Commission at the March 16, 2011 worksession meeting. At that meeting the item was added to the Commission work list and not given any type of high priority. Next the issue was brought before the Commission at the July 20, 2011 meeting. The Planning Department made a recommendation for amendment, after consideration the Commission modified the amendment and held a public hearing on the item as amended on August 8, 2011. The Commission recommended that hostel’s be added to the permitted uses in the Residential Districts, the Central and Gateway Business Districts along with the Town Center District. This final recommendation is presented in strikeout fashion of the original ordinance proposed by Council member Wythe.
The Homer Advisory Planning Commission recommends the Homer City Council approve the proposed ordinance as amended.
Draft Ordinance 8.3.11
SR PL 11-36, 11-79, 11-81
HAPC minutes 7/20, 8/3/11