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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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<br />Sponsored by Schaefermeyer <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. 92-001 (Formerly No. 91-009) <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL <br />APPROVE CHANGES TO SCC ~ 15.10.140 AND ~ 15.10.225 <br />REGARDING STORAGE FACILITIES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a concern over different types of temporary storage units was <br />prompted by the proliferation of railroad boxcars, semi-tractor trailer vans and shipping <br />containers being used throughout the community for storage; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, some of these storage units have been located in residential <br />neighborhoods of the city and often have been located within property setback areas; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, these storage units detract from the appearance of associated <br />structures and the residential neighborhoods in which they are located; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Planning & Zoning Commission has conducted work <br />sessions and one public hearing to address this issue; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission finds that, while there is a place for these relatively <br />inexpensive storage facilities, they should be modified to make them more attractive, <br />placed on a foundation, meet appropriate setback requirements of the Zoning Code, and <br />be restricted to non-residential areas of the community; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission further finds that existing non-conforming storage <br />units should not be "grandfathered" but should be required to comply with any Code <br />changes regulating their use; <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Planning and Zoning <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Seward City Council is urged to introduce and enact an ordinance <br />amending the Seward Zoning Code by incorporating the changes recommended in the <br />October 30, 1991, staff memorandum attached and incorporated herein by reference, <br />regulating the use of certain storage units in the city of Seward. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />
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