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Sponsored by: Administrafion <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2008-08 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, <br />RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE <br />SEWARD CITY CODE TABLE 15.10.220 TO DECREASE <br />REQUIRED FRONT SETBACKS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL <br />ZONING DISTRICT FROM 20 FEET TO 10 FEET <br />WHEREAS, Seward City Code {SSC) § 15.01.035(c)(2) & (3) provides that the Planning <br />and Zoning Commission shall hold a public hearing and forward written <br />recommendations to the City Council before the City Council amends or repeals any land <br />use regulations, or changes zoning or land use boundaries, and <br />WHEREAS, the administration has initiated a request for an ordinance amending SCC <br />Table 15.10.220 to change the presently required 20-foot front setback to 10 feet, and <br />r... WHEREAS, the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission has complied with the public <br />notice process required by law, and the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission held <br />the required public hearing on April 15, 2008, and <br />WHEREAS, other than in Industrial Zoning Districts, the 20-foot front setback presently <br />applies only in zoning districts "principally residential," zoning districts "principally <br />public," and in the "Office Residential" zone, and <br />WHEREAS, SCC Table 15.10.220 requires only a 10-foot front setback in an Auto- <br />Commercial Zoning District, and <br />WHEREAS, SCC Table 15.10.220 does not require any setback whatsoever in either the <br />Central Business Zoning District or the Harbor-Commercial Zoning District, and <br />WHEREAS, an "Industrial" district is different from the various zoning districts labeled <br />"principally residential" and labeled "principally public" in SCC Table 15.10.220, and <br />instead, an "Industrial" district is more like the other zoning districts labeled "principally <br />commercial" in that Table, and <br />WHEREAS, no similar setback is required on the opposite side of Port Avenue, which is <br />zoned Harbor Commercial, and which evidences far more traffic and pedestrian activity <br />than most of the Industrial Zoning District, and <br />