Juneau Assembly Says No ReZone for Field of Fireweed

Juneau Empire, September 2, 2015 – 12:15am, by SAM DeGRAVE

“…With a 5–4 vote, the Assembly backed the Planning Commission’s decision not to rezone the famed “Field of Fireweed” per Bicknell Inc.’s request. About two years ago, Bicknell submitted a request asking the Planning Commission to rezone the field across from Fred Meyer, near the east end of the Juneau International Airport runway, for a mix of industrial, light commercial and rural reserve usage. All 82 acres of the field are currently zoned as rural reserve.

The Planning Commission denied the request, and Bicknell appealed. After the Assembly’s decision Monday, the appeal is dead. Bicknell will not be able to make another such appeal for at least a year, according to city code.”

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