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Sponsored by: Applicant <br /> imp <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br /> RESOLUTION 2013-15 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br /> COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, GRANTING A <br /> CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) AMENDMENT, REDUCING THE <br /> NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES REQUIRED BY CUP 2003-02 ISSUED <br /> TO SALTWATER SAFARI TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A 12-UNIT <br /> HOTEL IN THE HARBOR COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT,AT 1210 <br /> FOURTH AVENUE, LOT 12, BLOCK 6, SEWARD SMALL BOAT <br /> HARBOR SUBDIVISION <br /> WHEREAS, Robert Candopoulos, owner of Saltwater Safari Co. has applied for an <br /> amendment to condition 2 of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 2003-02 issued by the Seward <br /> Planning and Zoning Commission to construct and operate a 12-unit hotel/lodge located at 1210 <br /> Fourth Avenue; and <br /> WHEREAS, condition 2 of CUP 2003-02 required one (1) off-site parking space per <br /> guest unit be provided for a total of twelve (12) spaces; and <br /> WHEREAS, the original building plans and the CUP issued for the Saltwater Safari <br /> Lodge were based on a 12-unit hotel/lodge; however, during construction the plans were changed <br /> and a 9-unit lodge was built; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Saltwater Safari Lodge is located on Lot 12, Block 6, Seward Small <br /> Boat Harbor Replat, within the Harbor Commercial Zoning District; and <br /> WHEREAS, the applicant has provided the 12 off-site parking spaces on Lot 7, Block 2, <br /> Oceanview Subdivision, located at the corner of Van Buren Street and Fourth Avenue for the <br /> past 10 years; and <br /> WHEREAS,the applicant has applied for an amendment to condition 2 of CUP 2003-02 <br /> requesting the Commission reduce the off-site parking requirement from one (1) space per guest <br /> unit to one (1) space per two (2) guest units; this would require five (5) spaces based on the nine <br /> (9) unit lodge; and <br /> WHEREAS, the applicant is currently requesting a reduction in the number of required <br /> spaces due to the lack of utilization of these spaces which would allow Lot 7 to be commercially <br /> developed; and <br /> I.. WHEREAS, having complied with the public notification process, on October 3, 2013, <br />