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Auke Bay Plan

Auke Bay Vision:


Auke Bay is a community that offers: gateways to many outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking, boating, hiking, and bicycling; study and programs at the University of Alaska Southeast; and history and cultural significance for the Aak'w Kwáan who have made Auke Bay their home for millennia.


Building on the ideas brought forward during the January 6, 2014 Steering Committee meeting, we sought input and feedback on various example Vision Statements for the Auke Bay Plan. The Vision Statement guides this planning effort, and provides direction to the work. A short survey was available through February 10, 2014, the results of which were used by staff to develop a second-round Vision survey. The results of this evaluation process were compiled to create a final vision survey that was available through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Auke Bay Plan Steering Committee / Public Meetings

The Auke Bay Plan process will be overseen and directed by a group of concerned citizens who were named to the project Steering Committee by the CBJ Planning Commission on November 12, 2013. 

Meeting dates, agendas, documents, presentations, and minutes will be posted below as they become available. All meetings are held at the Univerity of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus. These facilies are provided for these community meetings under a Memorandum of Agreement between UAS and the CBJ.

Date / Agenda Documents Presentations



Regular Meeting

6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221

Updated Draft Auke Bay Chapters to be reviewed:


Chapter 1: Land Use and Facilities

Chapter 2: Natural Resources, Hazards and Habitat

Chapter 3: Cultural Significance and Resources

Chapter 4: Recreation

Chapter 5: Transporation


Capital Improvement Project List




Joint Committee of the Whole- Steering Committee and Planning Commission





Regular Meeting

9 a.m.  to 12 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room



Auke Lake Meeting

to follow at 1pm



Please join the Steering Commmittee in the review of the Draft Auke Bay Area Plan.


Chapter 1: Land Use

Chapter 2: Natural Resources, Hazards and Habitat

Chapter 3: Cultural Signicance and Resources

Chapter 4: Recreation

Chapter 5: Transporation


A meeting at 1pm will follow to address concerns of Auke Lake and a disucssion of its management practices.



Open House

5 to 6 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room



Regular Meeting

6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221


Please join the Community Development Department Staff in an interactive forum for an overview of each element of the Draft Auke Bay Area Plan.



6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221


Draft Plan Goals and Policies




9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Various Rooms

Egan Classroom Wing, UAS

(look for signs)

Auke Bay Postcard

Auke Bay Postcard


Volunteer design professionals from NorthWind Architects and the City and Borough of Juneau will be presenting the design concept of the
Built Environment.


Introductory Presentation




6 to 8 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room **223**


**Please note that the meeting location is in a different Egan Library Wing room**



Draft Cultural Significance and Resources Chapter


Draft Land Use and Facilites Chapter


Draft Land Use and Facilities Goals and Policies


Draft Transportation Goals and Policies


Draft Recreation Goals and Policies




6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221



Draft  Recreation Goals and Policies



6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221


Draft  Transportation Goals and Policies



6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221


Draft  Auke Bay Plan Transporation Chapter


Draft Auke Bay Plan Recreation Chapter




6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221

NY Times article, June 16, 2014: Out of Desert Dust, a Miracle on a Shoestring

Indian Point Not for Sale; Or, Reflections on Indian Point

Potential Park & Recreation Facilities in the Auke Bay Area - Rating Sheet (accompanies presentation)

Presentations by US Forest Service and Sealaska Heritage Institute, brainstorming and discussion of parks and recreation needs, and introduction of draft Transportation chapter.

Parks and Recreation presentation


9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Various Rooms

Egan Classroom Wing, UAS

(look for signs)

Joann Lott rendition

Joann Lott, JYL Architects

Gerald Gotschall rendition

Gerald Gotschall, NorthWind Architects

Gary Gillette rendition

Gary Gillette, CBJ Docks & Harbors

Chris Mertl rendition

Chris Mertl, Corvus Design

Corey Wall rendition

Corey Wall, MRV Architects

Volunteer design professionals from Corvus Designs, MRV Architects, Northwind Architects, Jensen Yorba Lott, and the City and Borough of Juneau will be assisting in the development of graphic and design sketches for the future of Auke Bay.

Visual Preference Survey

Small group design discussion

Small group design discussion


6 to 8 p.m., UAS

Room 112, Egan Lecture Hall.



CBJ Docks & Harbors: Statter Harbor Launch Ramp 65% Plans



6 to 8 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room **219**


**Please note that the meeting location is in a different Egan Library Wing room**

Meeting Agenda


Results from 3/12/2014 Transportation Design Charette


Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, application for local consistency review: Glacier Highway: Fritz Cove Road to Seaview Avenue, CBJ File CSP2014 0006


Local consistency review packet


Auke Bay in the 2009 Non-Motorized Transportation Plan


2001 Area-Wide Transportation Plan Recommendations for Auke Bay

Presentation on how to conduct local consistency review of DOT&PF projects; presented to the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Associaion, November 18, 2013


6 to 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room 221

Design Charette Materials:

Auke Bay "Civic" Map

Street Sections 1

Street Sections 2

(Create your own street sections at


Mini-Application and local consistency review packet for CSP2014 0006 (see 4/7/14 meeting for full application)

A quorum of the Auke Bay Plan Steering Committee was not present, so no meeting took place. Instead, a design charette was held with members of the public in attendance. Results for the first two exercises are available here.


6 to 9 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room 221


Public Comments:

Karla Hart, regarding speed limits






6 - 8 p.m.,

UAS Glacier View Room 221


The results of the Auke Bay VIsion Survey will be provided at the meeting.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities: Glacier_Hwy_2014_Feb_CBJ_steering_committe


University of Alaska Southeast

This was a brainstorming/work session.







2011-05-25 Board Info Packet - Version 2011-02


Resolution 2246


Resolution 2550 Final Assembly Rules of Procedure


CBJ 01.45 Conflict of Interest


Steering Committee Duties and Expectations, Agenda, and October Open House Feedback Summary


Memorandum  on Auke Bay Plan: STF_AME13-12


Memorandum on Auke Bay Post Office Rezone Request:


Auke Bay Area Plan Orientation


Presentation on AME2012 0009



The Steering Committee includes:

- Gerald Gotschall - Chair

- Dana Hanselman - Vice-Chair

- Michele Grant - Secretary

- Sharyn Augustine

- David Haas

- Karla Hart

- H. Caroline Hassler

- Ric Iannolino

- Dave Klein

- Nathan Leigh

- Eric Lindegaard

- Joann Lott

- Brandilyn McDonald (for the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

- Mike Noel

- Lawrence Lee Oldaker

- Phillip Rolfe

- Doug Scudder

- Linda Snow (for the Douglas Indian Association)

- Alice Taff


The Planning Commission reserved seats on the Steering Committee for youth or student respresentatives. Community Development Department staff continue to seek representatives from both high school and college student populations to participate in the Steering Committee. Please email if you are interested in serving as a youth/student representative on the Steering Committee.


Auke Bay Initial Survey


This initial survey was closed on Friday, November 1, 2013, with 223 responses. Survey results are included in this memorandum.

Please note that the memorandum that was distributed for the November 12, 2013 Planning Commission meeting, and available through this link on or before November 14, 2013, was missing pages 18-30; these pages include some of the responses to Question 8 and all of the responses to Question 9. The memorandum available above now includes these pages.


Additional surveys will be posted to this web site as the project progresses.


Auke Bay DRAFT Maps

Please feel free to comment on features missing from these draft maps - they are works-in-progress, and your comments can make them better.


Auke Bay and Surrounding Areas

Auke Bay "Civic" (facilities and uses) - Revised March 2014

Auke Bay Flood Hazard Map

Auke Bay Existing Housing Density

Auke Bay Utilities

Auke Bay Property Ownership

Auke Bay Vacant Land

Auke Bay Zoning Map

Auke Bay Topographical Map

Auke Bay Watersheds


Auke Bay Historical Aerial Photography

Auke Bay has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, shown in the images below. This planning effort will affect how Auke Bay changes and grows, helping to ensure that Auke Bay continues to be a community asset for the next 50 years and beyond.







Development Permit Applications in the Auke Bay Vicinity

Development Permit, Zone Change, and Variance applications up for consideration by the Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment. All Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings begin at 7:00 PM in Assembly Chambers, 155 S. Seward St. Please email comments to no later than 12:00 PM on the date of the meeting.


Meeting Date Project Description Case Number and Staff Report

September 9, 2014


VAR2014 0017: A Variance to reduce the side yard setback of adjoining lots for a new covered parking deck.
VAR2014 0018: A Variance to reduce the front yard setback from 10' to 0' for a new covered parking deck.

VAR2014 0017 and VAR2014 0018

July 8, 2014


Roadway reconstruction on Seaview Avenue, Bayview Avenue and Cross Street, including repaving, water pipe replacement and storm drain improvements.

CSP2014 0012


May 13, 2014


Review of Alaska DOT&PF project 68471, Glacier Highway reconstruction and pedestrian improvements from Fritz Cove Rd to Seaview Ave, for consistency with locally adopted plans and ordinances.

CSP2014 0006 Part 1

CSP2014 0006 Part 2

January 14, 2014


Requested zone change from Waterfront Commercial to General Commercial of the Auke Bay Post Office property would allow for remodel of existing office space into 7 apartments; residential property on north side of Glacier Hwy. would also be re-zoned to General Commercial from Light Commercial.

AME2013 0009


January 14, 2014


A variance to reduce both side yard setbacks from10 to 5 feet, and a second variance to increase the maximum allowed height from 35 feet to 50 feet for a new 15-unit condominium in Auke Bay.

VAR2013 0024 and VAR2013 0025


January 14, 2014


A Conditional Use permit for a 15-unit condominium with a covered parking deck in Auke Bay.

USE2013 0037




External Sites and Documents

Several other agencies are engaged in projects in or affecting the Auke Bay area as the Auke Bay Area planning process is being conducted. Web sites below are maintained by agencies other than the Community Development Department, which takes no responsibility for their content, accuracy, or timeliness.

DOT&PF Auke Bay Corridor

Docks & Harbors Statter Harbor Improvements

Juneau Transit Plan

UAS Master Plan

DOT&PF Right-Of-Way Map



Small Area Plans from Other Communities (Examples)

West Anchorage (AK) District Plan

Ship Creek (Anchorage, AK) Planning Process

La Conner, WA Shoreline Master Program

Portland, OR Area and Neighborhood Plans

Lloyd EcoDistrict (Portland, OR)

EcoDistricts (Multiple Communities)

City of Iowa City, Iowa Downtown & Riverfront Crossings Master Plan

Better Streets San Francisco

Anchorage Bowl Park, Natural Resource, and Recreation Facility Plan

Schooner Cove and the Lakes District


Auke Bay Plan and Related Issues in the News

KTOO 10/14/2013 Auke Bay Planning Begins

Juneau Empire 10/15/2013 Auke Bay Post Office could be rezoned

Juneau Empire 10/22/2013 City Taking Comments Auke Bay's Future

Juneau Empire 10/14/2013 Steering committee chosen for Auke Bay plans


Comments, questions, or want to get involved?


Auke Bay Community Plan Kick Off Meetings

The City and Borough of Juneau held public kick off meetings for the Auke Bay community plan. The community plan will be an important document to guide development in the Auke Bay area, including such issues as land use, housing, economic development, transportation, community character and its environment, open spaces, parks, and water uses.

The public kick off meetings for this planning effort were held on two dates. The meeting format and information were the same for both meetings. The meetings were as follows:


Tuesday, October 15th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room (Egan Library)
Presentations were given at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

- AND -

Saturday, October 19th, 9 a.m. to noon, UAS Glacier View Room (Egan Library)

Presentations were given at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.


Auke Bay Area Plan Kickoff Meetings PowerPoint Presentation

Additional public meetings will be scheduled over the coming months. Anticipated meetings include neighborhood "walkshops", design charettes, and public evaluation of draft recommendations as the process winds to a close in 2014.

If you didn't attend, but would like to be added to the mailing list for future meetings, please email


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