Chapter 20.12
DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED – BOUNDARIES

Sections:

20.12.010    Districts established – Map adopted by reference.

20.12.020    Map – Changes – Official copy – Certification.

20.12.030    Map – Replacements.

20.12.040    District boundaries – Determination.

20.12.050    Temporary and special zoning acts.

20.12.060    “T” transition district.

20.12.010 Districts established – Map adopted by reference.

A. The borough is divided into the following districts:

1. Single-family residential (SF) – Chapter 20.16 WMC;

2. Multifamily residential (MF) – Chapter 20.20 WMC;

3. Rural residential-1 (RR-1) – Chapter 20.28 WMC;

4. Rural residential-2 (RR-2) – Chapter 20.30 WMC;

5. Remote residential mixed-use (RMU) – Chapter 20.31 WMC;

6. Open space/public (OS) – Chapter 20.32 WMC;

7. Holding (H) – Chapter 20.36 WMC;

8. Timber management (TM) – Chapter 20.40 WMC;

9. Commercial (C) – Chapter 20.44 WMC;

10. Industrial (I) – Chapter 20.48 WMC;

11. Shoemaker Bay – Chapter 20.49 WMC;

12. Waterfront development (WD) – Chapter 20.50 WMC;

13. Light industrial (IL) – Chapter 20.51 WMC;

14. Transition (T) – WMC 21.12.060.

Unless otherwise stated, tidelands shall have the same district classification as the immediately adjoining and adjacent uplands.

B. These districts shall be bounded and defined as shown on the official zoning map, a certified copy of which shall be kept in the office of the zoning administrator. The official zoning map may designate subarea zones as identified in this title. The official zoning map, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this title. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 822 § 4, 2008; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.15.010.]

20.12.020 Map – Changes – Official copy – Certification.

A. No changes of any nature shall be made in the official zoning map or matter shown thereon except in conformity with the procedures set forth in this title. Any unauthorized change of whatever kind by any person or persons shall be considered a violation of this chapter and punishable as provided under Chapter 20.92 WMC.

B. 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, located in the office of the zoning administrator, shall be the final authority as the current zoning status of land and water areas, buildings, and other structures in the borough.

C. The official zoning map shall be identified by the date and signature of the mayor and the seal of the borough under the following words: “This is to certify that this is the official zoning map referred to in Title 20 of the municipal code, as adopted by Ordinance No. 462 of the City of Wrangell adopted on September 11, 1984.” [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.15.030.]

20.12.030 Map – Replacements.

A. 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 additions, the assembly, with the assistance of the commission, may by resolution adopt a new official zoning map which shall supersede the prior official zoning map.

B. The new official zoning map may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior official zoning map, but no such correction shall have the effect of amending the original zoning ordinance or any subsequent amendment thereof.

C. The new official zoning map shall be identified by date and the signature of the mayor, and shall bear the seal of the borough under the following words: “This is to certify that this Official Zoning Map supersedes and replaces the Official Zoning Map adopted (date of adoption of map being replaced) as part of Ordinance No. 867 of the City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska.” [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 219 § 5, 1969; prior code § 95.15.040.]

20.12.040 District boundaries – Determination.

Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the official zoning map, the following rules shall apply:

A. Boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerlines of streets, highways, or alleys shall be construed to follow such lines.

B. Boundaries indicated as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.

C. Boundaries indicated as approximately following borough limits shall be construed as following borough limits.

D. Boundaries indicated as following shorelines shall be construed to follow such shorelines. Boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerlines of creeks shall be construed to follow such centerlines. In the event of change of a shoreline or a centerline of a creek, the district boundary shall be construed as moving with the actual shoreline or creek.

E. Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections (A) through (D) of this section shall be so construed. Distances not specifically indicated on the official zoning map shall be determined by the scale of the map.

F. The zoning regulations shall apply equally to private and public property.

G. Property which has not been specifically included within a district shall be classified as single-family (SF) residential, or remote residential mixed-use (RMU), as applicable, until such classification is changed by amendment to the zoning ordinance as provided by law.

H. Where any public street or alley is officially vacated or abandoned, the regulations applicable to each parcel of abutting property shall apply to that portion of such street or alley added thereto by virtue of such vacation.

I. Where existing physical features or the streets or property layout is at variance with the official zoning map, or in other questions of map interpretation not covered by subsections (A) through (H) of this section, the board of adjustment shall interpret the district boundaries. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 219 § 5, 1969; prior code § 95.20.010.]

20.12.050 Temporary and special zoning acts.

Ord. No.

Description

378

Contract zone from future development to light industrial; beach rights in USS 1518 (Orden and Nadine Phillips – Bait herring processing plant) (Terminated)

380

Rezone from apartment residential-1 to commercial; Lot 17, Block 3, USS 1119

409

Rezone from low density residential-1 to apartment residential-1; Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Block 58, USS 1119

412

Rezone from medium density residential-1 to light industrial-1; Lot 14B, 14C, 15B, 15C, Block 83

413

Rezone from low density residential-2 to general industrial; Lot 16, USS 2589

415

Rezone from low density residential-1 to general industrial; Block 60 and Block 61, Wrangell Townsite

425

Rezone from low density residential-1 to general industrial; Block 59, Wrangell Townsite

426

Contract zone from medium density residential to apartment residential zone 1; Lot 2, Block 18 (Carl H. Porter – Expand Bishop Rowe Apartments from existing five units to eight units)

438

Contract zone from light industrial bait herring processing plant to light industrial for storage of boats and boat trailers; portion of USS 1518 (Orden and Nadine Philips – Terminated Ord. 378)

452

Contract zone from apartment residential to commercial; Lot 17, Block 83, Wrangell Townsite, and Lot 5, Block 83, Case Subdivision (R.H. and Annie Armstrong – Agricultural nursery and sale of nursery-related products)

456

Rezone from future development to general industrial; Parcel 5, USS 3705

468

Rezone from rural residential-1 to rural residential-2; portion of Tract I and portion of Tract J, USS 2321

469

Rezone from open space to rural residential-1; all of ALS 83-8; Lots 24 through 42, Block 2, ALS 83-7; Lots 6 through 17, Block 7, ALS 83-7; LADS-0359-84-3-2

471

Rezone from rural residential-1 and rural residential-2 to single-family residential; USS 1593, Block 3, Lots 1 and 2

472

Contract zone from single-family residential to commercial; portion of Lot 12, Block 83 (M. Ronald and Linda Schmitz – Seafood processing plant) (Terminated)

475

Contract zone from future development to commercial; Tract A, ATS 1114 (Orden and Nadine Phillips – Seafood processing plant)

479

Rezone from waterfront development and multifamily residential to light industrial; Lots 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, Block 21; Lots 20, 24, 25, Block 21

503

Rezone from open space to waterfront development district; portion of USS 1518, upland from ATS 1114

512

Rezone from single-family residential to light industrial; Lots 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 13, Block 83

518

Rezone from commercial to open space; portion of Lot 16, Block 6, USS 1119

540

Contract zone from single-family residential to commercial; Lots 1, 2, Block 27, Bradley Subdivision (C&E Bradley, Inc. – Self-serve service station and mini-mart)

580

Contract zone from single-family residential to commercial; Lot 5, Block 18 and portion of Lot 6, Evergreen Park (Drs. Moorhead and Ross – Office building) (Terminated)

581

Rezone from single-family residential to holding district; Lot 11A (Third Ave. Subdivision), Block 5, USS 2127; Lots 12, 13, 14, 15, Block 5, USS 2127; Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Block 6, USS 2127 (area around landfill)

609

Contract zone from single-family residential to commercial; portion of Lot 1, and Lots 2, 3, and 5 of Block 12, USS 1119 (Ronald and Evi Fennimore)

610

Rezone from multifamily residential to single-family residential; Blocks 32 and 33, USS 1119

626

Contract zone from light industrial to open space/public; Lot 12-1 and Lot 12-3, Zimovia View Subdivision (Jim and Wilma Leslie)

652

Rezone from open space/public to Shoemaker Bay Waterfront Development; portion of Lot 24, USS 3403 and portion of Tract D ATS 1532 (Shoemaker harbor parking lot area)

653

Rezone from multifamily residential to holding district; Blocks 1 through 3 and Tract A, Shoemaker Bay Subdivision

655

Rezone from waterfront development to commercial; portion of Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and portions of Lots 24 and 25 of Block 7, USS 1119, and portion of Lot 8, Block 7A of Wrangell Townsite

662

Contract zone from single-family residential to commercial; Lot 20B, Block 10, USS 1119 (John R. and Barbara Haws Angerman)

727

Rezone from light industrial to rural residential; Lots Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5, Road House Subdivision

729

Rezone from waterfront development to open space public; Lot 4A, Block C, Nolan Subdivision

734

Rezone from rural residential-1 to rural residential-2; Tract J-2, portion of Tract J-1A, and portion of Lot 10 USS 2321 Ned’s Resubdivision

11/21/06 motion

Rezone from timber harvest district to open space public; Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services on Parcel 6, USS 3753

824

Rezone from single-family residential to rural residential-1; all property located outside of the prior city limits and within Borough Service Area 1

828

Rezone from timber harvest to open space public; Parcel 6, USS 3753

858

Rezone from multifamily residential to holding; Lot 26, USS 3403, located at the Wrangell Institute

5/8/12 motion

Rezone from commercial to multifamily residential; Lot 4, Block 5, USS 1119

864

Rezone by contract zone from single-family residential to multifamily residential for a three-unit structure; Lot 20A, Oliver Subdivision

867

Amending Title 20, including adding remote residential mixed use district

1/28/14 motion

Rezone of Lot 12 and portion of Lot 5 USS 2589 from waterfront development to rural residential

2/24/15 motion

Reassignment of contract zone Ordinance 609 from Fennimore to Matney

7/28/15 motion pending signature

Rezone by contract zone from single-family residential to light industrial, Lot C Torgramsen-Glasner Subdivision

3/31/16 motion

Rezone by contract zone from commercial to single-family residential Lot 7B, Block 2, USS 1119

4/26/16 motion pending signature

Rezone by contract zone from single-family residential to light industrial, Lot A-1A and Lot A, Torgramsen-Prunella Subdivision

[Ord. 926 § 2, 2016; Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 864 § 4, 2012; Ord. 858 § 5, 2011; Ord. 828 § 1, 2008; Ord. 824, 2008; Ord. 734, 2003; Ord. 729, 2003; Ord. 727, 2003; Ord. 662, 1999; Ord. 655, 1999; Ord. 653, 1999; Ord. 652, 1999.]

20.12.060 “T” transition district.

All property located within the City and Borough of Wrangell, but outside of the boundaries of Borough Service Area 1, shall be unrestricted until it is otherwise zoned; provided, that no use commenced subsequent to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section and during such time as the property in question shall be unrestricted shall create any grandfather right or other right to continue such use if inconsistent with any subsequently enacted zoning regulation. Such property shall be known as the “T” transition district. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 822 § 5, 2008.]