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<br />L <br /> <br />L <br /> <br />L <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Applicant <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2007-09 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, RECOMMENDING <br />CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF AMENDING THE LAND USE PLAN AND <br />THE REZONING OF LOTS 1-6, BLOCK 8, ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF <br />SEWARD, FROM AUTO COMMERCIAL (AC) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS <br />DISTRICT (CBD) <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 2006 the City purchased six lots on the northwest side of Sixth A venue, Lots <br />1-6, Block 8, Original Townsite of Seward (OTS) in preparation for the development a community <br />library and museum; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the current zoning designation of the property is Auto Commercial (Ae) and <br />the Land Use Plan designation is Office Residential (OR); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the applicant submitted an application requesting Lots 1-6, Block 8, OTS be <br />rezoned from Auto Commercial (Ae) to Central Business District (CBD); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, adjoining lots to the west are currently zoned Central Business District (CBD) <br />and two of the lots to the south of the subject land on Sixth A venue are also zoned Central Business <br />District; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the adjoining lots to the South on Sixth A venue, the lots to the East across <br />Sixth Avenue, and the lots to the North across Adams are zoned Auto Commercial (Ae); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Central Business District (CBD) was established to provide areas of <br />convenient, concentrated commercial development primarily intended for retail, financial, <br />entertainment and professional services, to encourage a compact group of businesses that encourage <br />walk-in trade; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the public notification process was complied with and the appropriate public <br />hearing as required by Seward City Code ~ 15.01.040 was conducted by the Commission on May 3, <br />2007. <br />