Jackson Trailer Park Discussions at Two Meetings This Week

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The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission and the Assembly will be discussing singling and jointly options for how to deal with the scores of trailers and residents who will be displaced from Jackson’s Mobile Home Park in less than a year.

Wednesday night, the P-and-Z will review the current mobile home park zoning codes and discuss a number of options the borough may have to assist those who will be forced to move.

Some of the options identified in a memo from Planning Director Bob Pederson include: relocation of mobile homes to existing vacant lots, relocation of mobile homes to other mobile home parks; expansion of existing mobile home parks or construction of a new one; temporary storage of mobile homes; and other options for code amendments to address affordable or workforce housing.

In his memo to the mayor, assembly, commission and manager, Pederson notes that his list is a work in progress, and they should expect more in the future.

During the P-and-Z work session, public comments are scheduled at the beginning of the meeting, but no public testimony will be taken during the review of the packet, including the mobile home park code discussion. It will begin at 6:30 in the borough conference room.

On Thursday night the Planning and Zoning Commission will join the Assembly at its work session to resume the mobile home park discussion. It has been put first on the work session agenda. Public comments will be taken immediately after the discussion about trailer parks.

The Assembly’s Thursday night work session begins at 7:30, also in the borough conference room.

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