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) and General Commercial Two (GC2) Zoning Districts to Conservation (CONS). Planning.
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) AND GENERAL COMMERCIAL TWO (GC2) ZONING DISTRICTS TO CONSERVATION (CONS).
WHEREAS, Chapter 4 Goal 1 Objective C of the Homer Comprehensive Plan states, “Develop clear and well-defined land use regulations and update the zoning map in support of the desired pattern of growth”; and
WHEREAS, The Homer Comprehensive Plan classifies the Bluff Point Conservation Area described as Kenai Peninsula Borough Parcel No. 173-160-06 for conservation use, and the State of Alaska has acquired this parcel for conservation or inclusion in Kachemak Bay State Park; and
WHEREAS, The Homer Comprehensive Plan classifies an 80-acre parcel northwest of the Homer Airport owned by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and described as Kenai Peninsula Borough Parcel No. 179-010-26 for conservation use, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted Resolution 2011-97 classifying this parcel for Preservation; and
WHEREAS, The Homer Advisory Planning Commission held a public hearing on the rezonings described herein on February 15, 2012 as required by Homer City Code 21.95.040, and
WHEREAS, The Homer Advisory Planning Commission found that (i) the proposed rezonings are consistent with the Homer Comprehensive Plan and will further specific goals and objectives of the Plan; (ii) the proposed rezonings apply zoning districts that are better suited to the areas that are the subject of the rezonings than the districts that the rezonings would replace; and (iii) there is a public need and justification for the rezonings, the rezonings are in the best interest of the public, and the rezonings will not have a negative effect on the public health, safety or welfare.
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 Conservation (CONS) 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 General Commercial 2 (GC2) zoning district to the Conservation (CONS) zoning district as shown on the attached Exhibit C.
Section 3. 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 4. 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 HOMER, ALASKA, this ___ day of ______________ 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt E. Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: ___________________ Date: _______________________