Chapter 18.10
INTRODUCTION

Sections:

18.10.010    Establishment of zoning chapters.

18.10.020    Establishment of zones and provision for official zoning map.

18.10.030    Review of official zoning map.

18.10.040    Ketchikan Gateway Borough Comprehensive Plan 2020 – Adopted.

18.10.050    Periodic comprehensive plan review.

18.10.060    Saxman Development Plan – Adopted.

18.10.070    Saxman Development Plan – Periodic review.

18.10.010 Establishment of zoning chapters.

The zoning chapters represent the four general zoning classifications of property use: (1) residential; (2) commercial; (3) industrial; and (4) miscellaneous. The intent of consolidating the zones into chapters is both to simplify the development and use requirements of an activity and to improve the ability to use the ordinance in a way that is understandable and clear. Each of the zones is described below and each chapter will begin with an introduction to the zones within that chapter, followed by matrices that indicate the development standards. The chapters will include a limited number of uses that require conditional use permits or permitted uses with standards. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.020 Establishment of zones and provision for official zoning map.

(a)    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is hereby divided into the following zones, as shown on the official zoning map which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter:

FD

Future Development Zone

RR

Rural Residential Zone

RS

Suburban Residential Zone

RL

Low Density Residential Zone

RN

Neighborhood Residential Zone

RM

Medium Density Residential Zone

RH

High Density Residential Zone

CD

Commercial Development Zone

CC

Central Commercial Zone

CG

General Commercial Zone

IL

Light Industrial Zone

IH

Heavy Industrial Zone

PLI

Public Lands and Institutions Zone

AD

Airport Development Zone

HD

Creek Street Historic District Zone

(b)    The following overlay zones are hereby established to modify the uses allowed and/or standards required in the underlying zoning district, as shown on the official zoning map which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter:

CI

Superimposed Cottage Industry Zone

MBU

Mobile Building Unrestricted Zone

MBR

Mobile Building Restricted Zone

NT

Newtown Overlay Zone

SM

Spruce Mill Overlay Zone

(c)    Regulations applying to each zone as set forth in the following sections of this title and all other requirements of this title are hereby adopted.

(d)    A copy of the proposed official zoning map shall be available in the department of planning and community development for public inspection. The official zoning map, and any rezone resulting in a change thereto, shall be adopted by the assembly by ordinance. After the official zoning map has been duly adopted as herein provided the borough clerk shall cause the following certificate to be permanently and securely affixed to each index sheet of each book of the official zoning map:

I, _________________________, Borough Clerk for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, certify that the zoning map to which this certificate is affixed is Map Book _________ of the seven official zoning map books which comprise the official zoning map duly adopted by Ordinance No. ____________________, on the _________________ day of ________________________, 20__.

To this certificate, I have set my hand and the seal of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, this ___________________ day of ____________________, 20_____.

___________________________

Borough Clerk

The official zoning map shall be kept in the department of planning and community development. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the official zoning map which may from time to time be made or published, the copy of the official zoning map that is located in the department of planning and community development shall be the final official zoning map authority regarding the current zoning status of land and water areas; provided, however, in the event of any discrepancy between the legal description or zoning of the property rezoned as set forth on the official zoning map and as described in the specific ordinance zoning or changing the zone of such property or area, the description and zoning set forth in the amending ordinance shall control and prevail over the official zoning map.

(e)    Changes to the official zoning map resulting by reason of a rezone adopted by the assembly by ordinance shall be entered on the official zoning map by the borough manager or designee in accordance with the provisions of KGBC 18.55.060(b)(8).

(f)    In the event the official zoning map, or any part thereof, becomes damaged, lost or destroyed the borough assembly may adopt a new official zoning map as herein provided which shall be based upon and generated from the most current digital zoning map computer tape, and upon adoption such new zoning map, or part thereof, shall supersede the prior official zoning map, or part thereof, and thereafter constitute the official zoning map. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.030 Review of official zoning map.

The department of planning and community development shall annually submit to the planning commission for review and comment a report regarding the status of zoning within the borough and any changes in zoning made by the assembly during the prior year. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.040 Ketchikan Gateway Borough Comprehensive Plan 2020 – Adopted.

That document entitled “Ketchikan Gateway Borough Year 2020 Comprehensive Plan” is hereby adopted as the official comprehensive plan of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. This plan is divided into two volumes: A policy document and a map atlas. Additionally, the most recent version of the plans listed in subsections (a) through (e) of this section which have been adopted by ordinance of the assembly are recognized as subunits of the comprehensive plan:

(a)    The coastal management program;

(b)    The North Gravina area plan;

(c)    The Central Gravina and Airport Reserve area plan;

(d)    The Clam Cove and Blank Inlet area plan;

(e)    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough parks and recreation master plan. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.050 Periodic comprehensive plan review.

The planning commission shall periodically undertake and complete an overall review of the current comprehensive plan, and shall present recommendations, based on such review, to the assembly. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.060 Saxman Development Plan – Adopted.

The document consisting of text, maps and charts, entitled “Saxman Neighborhood Development Plan,” dated 1967, is hereby adopted as the Saxman neighborhood development plan. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.10.070 Saxman Development Plan – Periodic review.

In order that the Saxman neighborhood development plan shall be at all times current with the needs of the city of Saxman and the borough, and shall represent the best thinking of the city of Saxman and the borough assembly, the borough planning and zoning commission and the boards, commissions and departments within the borough in the light of changing conditions, the planning commission shall annually review the Saxman neighborhood development plan and recommend to the assembly and the Saxman city council extensions, changes or additions to the plan which the planning and zoning commission considers necessary. Should the commission find that no changes are necessary, this finding should be reported. This review procedure should be timed so that any necessary amendments to the plan may be adopted by the council prior to the commencement of any major improvements. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]