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<br />Sponsored by: Planning and Zoning Commission <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2003-24 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF <br />THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS <br />AND SITE PLAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND US FOREST SERVICE <br />SEWARD WATERFRONT STUDY REPORT, DATED AUGUST 152003 <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission is required by the Seward City Code <br />and the Council Rules of Procedure to review and promote public interest in issues relating to <br />community planning which; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed and discussed the recommendations and site plan for the <br />National Park Service and US Forest Service Seward Waterfront Study Report, dated August 15 <br />2003at the November 5th, 2003 meeting; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission held a work session October 21,2003 in order to further review <br />the Waterfront Study Report recommendations and site plan; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, at its December 2nd, 2003 meeting the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed <br />an approved positions on the recommendations and site plan in the Waterfront Study Report. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission <br />that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Commission shall approve the following positions on the Waterfront Study <br />Report's recommendations and site plan: <br /> <br />Recommendation (1): Encourage automobile traffic to move from Third to Fourth Avenue. <br />The switch over (with good signage) might occur at Jefferson Street, or even several blocks <br />further North. <br />Commission: Unable to support this recommendation, due to numerous safety issues associated <br />with routing traffic through neighborhoods to the North which are predominantly residential. <br /> <br />Recommendation (2): Disperse parking to several existing parking lots, and provide <br />additional consolidated parking areas to be shared by more than one facility. Create attractive <br />parking areas through use of vegetation and clear layouts. Increase the extent and efficiency <br />of street parking on Fourth Avenue. <br />