Chapter 18.16
ZONING DISTRICT DESIGNATIONS

Sections:

18.16.010    Establishment of zoning districts.

18.16.020    Official zoning map.

18.16.030    Boundaries.

18.16.010 Establishment of zoning districts.

In order to fulfill the purposes of this title, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is divided into the following zoning districts which are listed in order from the highest and most restrictive district to the lowest and least restrictive district:

OR

Outdoor Recreational

RA-40, RA-20, RA-10, RA-5

Rural and Agricultural

RF-4, RF-2

Rural Farmstead

RE-4, RE-2

Rural Estate

RR

Rural Residential

SF-20, SF-10, SF-5

Single-Family Residential

TF

Two-Family Residential

MF

Multiple-Family Residential

MFO

Multiple-Family Residential/
Professional Office

LC

Light Commercial

GC

General Commercial

CBD

Central Business District

LI

Light Industrial

HI

Heavy Industrial

ML

Mineral Lands

GU-5, GU-1

General Use

Any reference to a sequence of zoning districts mentioned herein shall be in order as set forth above. (Ord. 2016-40 § 77, 2016; Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.08.010.)

18.16.020 Official zoning map.

The location and boundaries of the zoning districts established by this title are set forth in the official zoning map adopted by this reference and declared to be an official record and a part of this title.

A. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the official zoning map, which may from time to time be made or published, the official zoning map of the Fairbanks North Star Borough shall be that map located in the office of the department of community planning of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and which shall be the final authority, as defined by ordinance, as to the current zoning status of all lands, water areas, buildings and structures in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

B. Whenever amendments or changes are made in zoning district boundaries and/or classifications, such amendments or changes shall be promptly made on the official zoning map with reference made to the ordinance number and effective date of said change or amendment.

C. Changes of any kind shall not be made on the official zoning map except in conformance with the procedures set forth in this title. Any unauthorized change of any kind by any person or party shall be a violation of this title and punishable as provided herein.

D. In the event that the official zoning map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature or number of changes and amendments thereto, the borough assembly may adopt a new official zoning map which shall supersede the prior official zoning map. Unless the prior official zoning map is lost or has been totally destroyed, the significant parts of that map remaining after partial destruction shall be preserved together with all records regarding its adoption and/or amendment. (Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.08.020.)

18.16.030 Boundaries.

Whenever uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of the various zoning districts as shown on the official zoning map and unless otherwise specified, the following rules shall apply:

A. The zoning district boundary lines shall be: the centerline of either a street, alley or railroad right-of-way; the centerline of an easement; the thread of a stream, slough or river; or the boundary lines of sections, divisions of sections, tracts, blocks or lots; or such lines extended as otherwise indicated.

B. Where a zoning district boundary line is indicated as approximately following the centerline of either a street, alley or railroad right-of-way; the centerline of an easement; the thread of a stream, slough or river; or the boundary lines of sections, divisions of sections, tracts, blocks or lots; then said line shall be construed to be the zoning district boundary.

C. Where a zoning district boundary line is indicated as being approximately parallel to the centerline of either a street, alley or railroad right-of-way; the centerline of an easement; the thread of a stream, slough or river; or the boundary lines of sections, divisions of sections, tracts, blocks or lots; then the zoning district boundary line shall be construed as being parallel thereto and at a distance determined by the use of the scale shown on the official zoning map.

D. Where a zoning district boundary line is not indicated as provided herein, and where a zoning district boundary line divides a piece of property that may later be subdivided into new tracts, blocks and/or lots, the zoning district boundary line shall be construed to include the new tract, block and/or lot in their entirety if they have more than 50 percent of their land area within that zoning district boundary line.

E. Whenever any street, alley or railroad right-of-way, or easement is vacated as provided by law, then the zoning district adjoining each side of such street, alley or railroad right-of-way, or easement shall be automatically extended to the center of such vacation, and the area included in the vacation shall be subject to the regulations of the extended zoning districts.

F. A zoning district boundary line indicated as approximately following the thread of a stream, slough or river shall automatically move as the stream, slough or river changes its water course. (Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.08.030.)