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Story Last modified at 12:53 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Title 21 hearing planned for Aug. 8

Alaska Star Staff

The Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing about a separate Chugiak-Eagle River chapter to Title 21, which regulates municipal land use, on Monday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Gruening Middle School's multipurpose room.

The Consortium of Chugiak-Eagle River Community Councils began work on Chapter 21.10 in 2009. Because Chugiak-Eagle River is different from Anchorage, its land use regulations, too, should be different, consortium President Randy McCain has said.

Compact development is fine in areas where there is infrastructure to support it, said Birchwood Community Council Chair Bobbi Wells. But people who live in rural parts of the Chugiak-Eagle River area want its character preserved, she said.

The consortium was created by the Birchwood, Chugiak, Eagle River, Eagle River Valley, Eklutna Valley and South Fork Community Councils. One representative from each community council and an at-large representative make up the consortium.

The consortium submitted its chapter to the Anchorage Assembly, and it was introduced March 8. Following the hearing, Planning and Zoning will make its recommendation on the chapter before it goes to the Assembly for a vote.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.