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7/10/09   
Tana Luna
P.O. Box 672586
Chugiak AK 99567
Dear Commissioners, My family resides in the Skyview neighborhood, a few blocks from this property being discussed as case 2007-117-2. We relocated to Chugiak from Eagle River four years ago. We enjoy the rural community, it's spacious lots, and few properties. While we enjoy getting to know our neighbors and supporting each other in our community, we also greatly value the benefits that come with a rural neighborhood - limited traffic and crime, mostly peaceful, and hopefully enough water for all of us, since we are on wells. We are extremely concerned with the possibility of any increase in multi-family dwellings in the area. Such an addition would increase the traffic, causing higher risk for our children walking to school on streets without sidewalks or paths, and also the potential for crime. Our safety in many ways will decline. The increase in people makes for an increase in noise, which takes away our peaceful rural status. And we will definitely be concerned about the adequacy of water for us all. It would be my request that you decline the proposition to allow any multi-family dwellings in this area. Thank you for your consideration, Mrs. Tana Luna

7/7/09   
Gretchen Cusack
Needels Loop
Chugiak Ak 99567
I live across the street of the proposed future PUD, and am concerned and opposed to this proposal. As a geriatric nurse, I am sensitive to the needs of elders and viable housing options; however, placing a city plan within a rural community is unsafe for all involved. I am not sure who this proposal is to benefit. I see no changes made to address the recommendations of previous reviewers. The current plan as it stands places elderly at risk in their water and sewage systems, access to emergency services, narrow, tight turning dark streets, and rural roadways. Despite working loopholes and technical explanations, the big picture remains that this is a negligent plan with incompatible density, and inadequate support for the proposed population. A better plan would be to find another parcel in a developed setting for elderly housing, and develop this property into single family homes on one acre lots. This is a rural community where we families and pets can run, walk, bike, and yes, ski down our roads, and we want to only enhance our neighborhood safely. I request no conditional use platting, and no PUD. Please waste no further tax monies on this unanimously denied inappropriate proposal.

7/6/09   
Kristin Vaona
I have previously worked in a public utilities laboratory in which I served as a certified chemist testing the quality of drinking water for Salt Lake City, Utah. On a weekly basis I tested various water sites for nitrate/nitrite levels using ion chromatography. I understand the health and safety complications associated with high levels of nitrates and I have grave concerns about the impact this project WILL have on our community. National standards have been set for water quality and this development will not help to better the current conditions. Are you willing to risk the health of a community for this development project?

7/6/09   
Kelly Hanson
PO Box 772068
Eagle River AK 99577
We are relative newcomers (two years) to the Skyview/Needels neighborhood, but there were a number of things that we took into consideration before purchasing here. We wanted a place that was safe and enjoyable for us as a family, a place that we could build and groom an attractive and comfortable home, and a sense of community with those around us. Essentially we were looking for a place that did not include the type of high-density developement that Mr. John Thomson is trying to force upon the area now. This community is not enterested in further straining the little resources availble here. It is obvious that this development is incongruent with the area around it. It's wells would be a huge burden upon the water table and it's waste product (septic) would be an even larger burden in an area where nitrites are already very high. The streets here are not developed to carry the additional traffic (vehicle and foot traffic) that would result from this development. Also I think that it is telling that the municipality has denied this permit once, that the local fire chief would voice a multitude of concerns, and that 100+ residents around the development are fully against it. Approving a permit for this development would be unwise at best - whose interests would be served? Please count mine among the voices fully against this development. Kelly Hanson

7/4/09   
Dale Stevenson
1150 S.Colony Way Ste 3 pmb186
Palmer Ak 99645
I want no zoning regs changed because most of the people in this area bought lots here because of the current zoning. We bought because of the low density housing and the rural character of the area.I believe that their should be no exceptions to the current regs.

7/2/09   
Linda Vrem
PO Box 670742
Chugiak AK 99567
I have lived on Needels Lp since 1981. I am opposed to the PUD being resurrected. Along with many other neighbors I have water issues including nitrates. Unless the city or the developer plans on supplying us water; this PUD will further exhaust the limited water supply. Find another place to develop that will truly give the Seniors a community, maybe next to the Post Office, the land for sale sign is still up.

7/1/09   
BIRCHWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL Bobbi Wells, Chair
19213 Sprucecrest Drive
Chugiak AK 99567
R-7 zone districts depicted on the C-ER Comp Plan Map (approved Dec. 2006) are for 1-2DUA. This is a rural area with limited infrastructure. This current development, taking the neighborhood into consideration, should be at a maximum of 15 dwelling units. PUDs or PCs are acceptable where you have urban development with a full range of necessary infracture but that is not the case here. Noting that there are other areas with 4DUA nearby I can affirm that those were built prior to rezoning in 1985, from unrestricted to R-7, and it was the intent of the community that we no longer can allow this type of development to overload this rural area. The PUD and PC process is counter to the needs of the local residents but serves the needs of the MOA administration function. Aquifir studies have never been completed out here and we run a high risk every time new development comes in because of our on-site systems...i.e. when Chugiak Elementary discovered contamination in their water well and the public health was threatened. There are no sidewalks or pathwways to ensure safe pedestrian crossing of the Old Glenn and it is reasonable to assume any seniors living here would want to partake of activities at the Chugiak Senior Center. We have no grocery stores or other large retain shopping in the area and our public transit system does not function well and is often the first cut in budget crunches. This development has no on-site snow storage, does not meet the requirement mandated for useable open space by the residents, and inadequate buffering to protect the adjacent rural properties. This would be a fine plan in downtown urban Eagle River but not a good plan for this location. Because of these concerns the development presented cannot adequately mitigate the negatives at this denisty and should be denied. Birchwood also affirms and supports the comments made by the Chugiak residents and their Coucil's concerns.

7/1/09   
Boyd Homelvig
P O Box 67-2041
Chugiak AK 99567
This is the wrong development for this area. The water supply is already stressed and this would have a negative impact on existing wells. The Fire Chief's comments should be enough to deny this application. No lights, no hydrants, no sidewalks and narrow roads are not a good combination for walking anywhere much less the 3/4 mile to the Senior Center. Do not let this pass.

7/1/09   
Deborah Jones
P O Box 67-2041
Chugiak AK 99567
After Channel 2 did a short piece on this development I was surprised at Mr. Thompson's comment about some people liking new things & others not liking them. No one in this neighborhood likes this idea. Not the Fire Chief, the neighbors for a 3 block radius nor have we heard from any Senior that would buy a condo way out here. This is an idea that would work near the Chugiak Center and there is a large track of land across from the Post Office. Why did Mr Thompson decide that in the middle of a single family neighborhood this development was needed? Please deny this application.

7/1/09   
Kimberly Shaw
PO Box 671571
Chugiak AK 99567
I am opposed to allowing this PUD conditional use permit.My family and neighorhoods health and safty will be effcted in a negative way,if you allow this permit.I am not saying C&T Const.should not be allowed to develope this land,but a 30 unit PUD belongs in downtown Anchorage not in Chugiak.

7/1/09   
Louie Shaw
PO Box 671571
Chugiak AK 99567
Once again I find I need to express my opposition to granting a conditional use permit for this PUD.My Wife and I purchased our home 9yrs ago off of Needels Lp. The peace,quietness and safty of the neighorhood,all are factores of your purchase. Allowing this PUD will change all of that. The extra traffic on the small two lane road of Needels Lp,As well the intersection with the Old Glenn Hwy,will increase the safty risk to everyone living here. Sherman Ln surely cannot handle any extra traffic. I have concerns to our water supply and quality. My water well produces 15GPH,I have to haul water a few times each year. The test well for this PUD is maybe 200 yards from our well. Which I am sure will be effected with 30 new families using this aquafur.The ground water and possibily the drinking water quality may effected by the sewage created by this PUD.To sum it up the quality of your neighorhoods will be change forever if this PUD permit is granted.We have lived in the Chugiak,Eagle River area for 30yrs and have seen many changes to or village,many good. But this 30 unit PUD is not a good thing.Thank You for your time and allowing me to express my opposition to this PUD permit.

6/30/09   
Chelsie Saxe
Eagle River ak
Stick with the regulations. We like our neighborhood the way it is. That's why we live here. This type of density in one location with a history of water and sewer problems will only create overload in so many ways. Think of the future. Deny this PUD for the good of all.

6/30/09   
Lorelei Crewdson
Needels Lp
Chugiak
I am concerned about how the planned unit development would affect traffic in the area. Our roads are narrow, and it does not seem that they could adequately handle such an increase in traffic. The corner of Needels Loop & Wildwood is a 90 degree corner, with limited visibility. If each unit had 2 vehicles, this would add 60 more vehicles to our narrow roads, and greatly multiply traffic problems. I do not support a variance in this case.

6/29/09   
Micah Goocey
Eagle River Ak
No street lights, no sidewalks, slow or no water, no fire hydrants, no public sewer, no PUD.

6/27/09   
Judith Lindenfelser
PO Box 670424
Chugiak AK 99567
I live on Dogwood. I am concerned about the impact on our community of the proposed condo development. There already are difficulties with water and nitrates not to mention the impact of traffic, etc. I live here because this is a rural community. The condos will change our rural, subsistance farming community. If I wanted to live in or near condos I'd move to town. I figure I'll be able to outlive the dirt, noise and traffic of the gravel pit that's probably going in across the road. But not the condos - once that's in - rural Chugiak is gone.

6/26/09   
Glen Pomeroy
Chugiak, AK 99567
30 homes on 7 acres in a bad drinking water area? Smack in the middle of a neighborhood of single family, large lot homes? This request for a planned unit development makes no sense at all. Please reject it.

6/26/09   
Thom Connelly
P.O.box 672497
Chugiak AK 99567
Having read the comments made by the chief of the Chugiak Fire Dept.,I am immediately struck by the thought that this development could be the catalyst for a California type fire with cataclysmic results to the area of Chugiak,Eagle River and possibly Anchorage. Can you imagine a hot,dry and windy day with high water use from the aquafier,and a fire starts in a congested area of buildings with very low fire fighting capabilities in the area? How fast and how far is that fire going to move? How many homes and how many lives are going to be lost? Today, throughout Anchorage and all the surrounding areas we are being urged to take fire prevention measures to minimize the effects of a wildfire in our community. Millions of dollars are being spent by local,state,and the federal governments to achieve this end. Home owners are investing their time and money for the same purposes.I believe that this building project is ill conceived and should be rejected . We should take the fire chiefs comments to heart before the fire starts.This development is dangerous for all of us.I believe it is imperative that we make the proper decisions today and not wait for the horrible consequences of a poor decision or no decision at all. Please, reject this C&T Construction application for a conditional use permit.Keep us safe. Listen to the fire chief!

6/24/09   
Lorelei Crewdson
Needels Lp
Chugiak
I am concerned that this case is being brought up again, as the problems are the same as the last time. This area already has had difficulty with adequate water wells and septic systems, and such a high density project would definitely add to already existing challenges. There is a reason that these lots were set up as they were, and I do not support a variance in this case.

6/24/09   
Anna Wiggins
PO Box 671898
Chugiak AK 99567
I bought my home here just a year ago. I walk in the neighborhood very frequently with my children. I love the peacefulness or this neighborhood. As I've learned of the proposal before the Commission from my neighbors and it's history I reflect on why I chose this neighborhood. I wanted a functional single family property, in a quiet and small neighborhood, in the boundaries of the schools that I want my children to attend. We have just that here. Allowing this building plan brings in just what I don't want; a higher population density, more traffic (which really scares me because the roads are narrow with no sidewalks and particularly on the corner of the proposed building site there is a 90 degree blind curve. We purposely choose this route to walk down to Peters Creek Park because it is safer than walking along the Old Glenn where there isn't a sidewalk or easement. That corner needs special consideration from a traffic safety perspective). I am also concerned about the water production. My neighbors who have been here for many years have already reported a decrease in production due to new wells being placed in the neighborhood. My property has two wells on it because the first didn't produce enough water at some point and a second needed to be added. It is clear that the water production has already been an issue. This plan would adversely affect the water system in this neighborhood. When I was home shopping, I turned down a home that I dearly loved because of poor water production. AS for the schools, high population density always affects schools adversely. We tout argueably the best Middle School in the State. I'm concerned that by allowing this proposal, it would pave the way for future multifamily structures to be errected in the area. Please protect our water, our quiet and peaceful neighborhood, and our wonderful schools by denying this proposal.

6/24/09   
James Crewdson
PO Box 671389
Chugiak AK 99567
I live on the corner of Needels Loop and Wildwood. Shown below are the items concerning me regarding this project: 1. Nitrates: Possible increase to the nitrate level in our drinking water. Mine was at 6.2 when last tested. 2. Traffic: The traffic at Wildwood and Needels Loop is already busy at cetain times of the day. Additionally, if a traffic impact analysis (TIA) was done, it wouldn't be surprising to see it recommending a traffic light be installed at the Old Glenn and Needels Loop intersection, which will become more dangerous with the increased traffic flow. 3. Fire protection: Shouldn't a development with this type of density have fire hydrants? 4. Zoning: The current zoning has worked well. It would not be fair to change the rules at this late point in the development of the subdivision. 5. Proposed use: What happens if the project fails as a facility for the elderly? To stay afloat they would probably have to sell the units to families. While I'm in no way against families, the increased number of people should be considered when reviewing this project.

6/24/09   
Gerri Ladner
Chugiak AK
Are we going to go through this every year? Why is this being brought up again when it was decided that it wasn't a good idea the last time this development tried to be built. Has something changed that we are not aware of?

6/24/09   
mary graves
needels loop
chugiak ak 99567
This Planned Unit Development must be denied. Our neighborhoods safety concerning roadway infrastructure need not be subject to hazards by this development. Needels Loop, as well as the connecting roadways, are considered in the Chugiak- Eagle River Comprehensive Plan which is designed to protect our community from the hazards that will arise due to irresponsible developments. Our children cannot be jeopardized by the additional traffic volume in this area. MOA needs to approve a safe development of this land.

6/24/09   
Linda Kovac
Chugiak
On 10/23/07, Mr. Daniel Roth, former Program Manager of the MOA On-Site Water and Wastewater Program formally commented to the Platting Officer on Planning & Case No. 2007–117. Since the On-Site department is currently undergoing a re-organization and loss of personnel, I am copying Mr. Roth’s previous review here to ensure that his pertinent comments become part of the public record for Planning & Case No. 2007–117-2… “The subject proposed subdivision is located south of Delucia Subdivision. Water wells in the Delucia Subdivision in some cases have extremely high nitrate levels. Many of the wells in this subdivision also have shallow bedrock and have limited production sometimes becoming non-productive during the dryer times of the year. The requirement for nitrate modeling and a well water production test of the area should be mandated. As nitrates are documented in the immediate area it should be a requirement to construct AMC 15.65 Category III Nitrate Reducing alternative wastewater systems. Also, for the reasons stated above it would be my recommendation to limit density of this area so as not to overload the receiving environment more then it may already be. Density should be limited to no more that one dwelling unit per 40,000 Square Feet.” Linda Kovac, On-Site Wastewater System Technical Review Board Member

6/24/09   
Letitia Fitz-Gerald
P.O. Box 670588
Chugiak AK 99567
Having read the previous posted cogent comments, I agree with the arguments they have presented against the re-emergence of this issue. Nothing has changed in the developer's presentation nor have they in the P&Z regs. There is so much more to this than NIMBY--it would affect so many families on levels already stated.

6/24/09   
mary graves
Needels loop
chugiak ak 99567
This Planned Unit Development needs to be denied. According to MOA, the max. # of dwelling units with on site septic systems, on 7 acres is 7-8 single family dwelling units. Our neighborhoods health should not be jeopardized by this or any other foolish planned development. The opportunity to develop this land responsibly exists now.

6/24/09   
Chugiak Community Council Dave Baldwin, President
On 06/23/09, the Chugiak Community Council (“Council”) discussed Planning & Zoning Case No. 2007-117-2. This case is a second request for a conditional use for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) on Lot 20 in the Tundra Jewel Ranch Subdivision. It is generally located south of Needels Loop and west of Wildwood Drive. The case is scheduled to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission on 07/13/09. _____ P&Z Case No. 2007-117-2 essentially mirrors P&Z Case No. 2007-117 on which the Council previously took action. On 09/20/07, after much debate, the Council came out strongly against approving P&Z Case No. 2007-117 in a unanimous vote of 45 members. At the 11/19/07 P&Z Commission Meeting, P&Z Case No. 2007-117 was postponed indefinitely. _____ The Council now finds nothing in P&Z Case No. 2007-117-2 has changed from the original case. The Council has numerous outstanding concerns such as future traffic volume/patterns and the feasibility of the proposed on-site well and wastewater systems. The PUD would be an incompatible use and incompatible density with the surrounding residential neighborhood. The proposed high density would pose a substantial threat to the health and capacity of the drinking water aquifer. The proposed parking spaces do not appear to be designed for the elderly/disabled. _____ Given these unresolved concerns, the Council strongly recommends that P&Z Case No. 2007-117-2 be denied. The Council will send a follow-up letter to MOA Planning that attaches our previous P&Z Case No. 2007-117 comments for consideration in this second request. Additional concerns are documented in those previous comments.

6/24/09   
mary graves
needels loop
chugiak ak 99567
This Planned Unit Development will create a substantial threat to the health and capacity of our drinking water.The project plans to provide 35,000 gallons of water EACH day to the residents. It would take my well 174 days to produce 35,000 gallons of water, if the water was available, which it is not,consistently. We use approx. 50-100 gallons per day for a total of 36,000 gallons max. per year.My family of 5 has successfully conserved our water for 8 yrs.It would be completely irresponsible to approve this project.

6/23/09   
Boyd Homelvig
P O Box 67-2041
Chugiak AK 99567-2041
This is a disaster waiting to happen to this community. There is no demand for high density housing much less senior housing in this area. Our roads with no lights or sidewalks would not be enough for the added traffic. We have children walking to school, riding their bikes & people taking evening walks and with this development that will end. Please do not consider saying yes to this proposal. It was not considered a good idea in 2007 why is it back on the table? Deny this request.

6/23/09   
Arthur F Yarbrough
PO Box 670462
Chugiak Ak 99567
http://www.muni.org/iceimages/onsite/JN00-LWAPS%20ArcView%20Map.pdf Here is the map of Nitrate Levels in wells in the Anchorage Area. If you check this map the nitrate levels in the wells just south of this proposed construction site appear to exceed health standards. Has anyone checked the nitrate levels in the builders approved??? well? I understand the condo structures [Bear Mountain] bordering the south west corner of this property is now haveing water problems. I do not think this local water table can take the sewer system proposed without contaminateing the entire water table. I really oppose the building of this many structures on this site.

6/22/09   
Phillip Courtney
P.O. Box 672551
Chugiak AK 99567
Our neighborhood is not designed to have multifamily housing on a single property. We do not have the appropriate roads to support such an increase in the traffic and our private wells and septic systems cannot support the added problems that this housing would cause. Please consider the potential consequences it would have on existing homeowners in the area when reviewing this application.

6/22/09   
Claire Connelly
PO Box 672497
Chugiak AK 99567
Why is this issue back on the table? The Chugiak Community Council and Municipality of Anchorage planning department staff already objected to the development and the people of this community vehemently oppose it. The roads can't take this kind of traffic and the wells already have high nitrate levels, I would ask that you deny this request. Thank you for your time. Claire Connelly 22920 Sherman St Chugiak

6/22/09   
Bari Gray
PO Box 773182
Eagle River AK 99577
As a resident of Skyview Ave I am against this development of C&T Construction on that property. Mr. Thompson needs to keep his condos in Eagle River where he has already built numerous side by sides. The roads will not sustain the added traffic. In the winter the road crews don't even plow completly around the loop until about three days after a storm. They turn up Dogwood and go up the mountain. Again NO to the condos. Maybe this time he will understand the meaning.

6/22/09   
Angie Johnson
PO Box 672492, Wildwood Drive
Chugiak AK 99567
I have lived in this neighborhood for 13 years and have loved raising my four children here. I do not want to see this planned development approved by the Municipality. This is an area of single family homes on wells with septic systems. The roads are not built for heavy traffic. The land will not support a development of the proposed density.

6/22/09   
Tom Devine
PO Box 670752
Chugiak AK 99567
At the time of the original application, the Chugiak Community council and Municipality of Anchorage planning department staff both objected to the development. The community council passed a resolution expressing concerns about the impact the development would have on the traffic and area wells. Anchorage planners recommended the commission deny Thompson's request because the proposed high density housing was not consistent with the surrounding community, did not preserve the maximum retention of existing vegetation and did not comply with the comprehensive plan for the area. If Mr. Thompson was concerned for our community he would not have resubmitted his condo development while the Chugiak community council was on break for the summer. A petition has been signed by over 100 local homeowners against the development due to : the streets cannot accommodate traffic increase, there are no sidewalks in the area, there are no street lights in the area, the potential of adverse impact on wells and septic in the area, local creek will be impacted, no fire hydrants within 1000 FT of the proposed project, the development does not comply with the comprehensive plan for the area, and exceeds density for Chugiak/Eagle River by two to three times. The residents of this area are trying to protect a very large investment-their home, their family, and this quaint quiet neighborhood. Thank you for your time, Tom Devine Chugiak Community Council Board Member

6/22/09   
Ginger Botelho
Cody Ct.
Chugiak Ak
This request has been denied once, and as far as I know, nothing has changed. Kindly stand firm and say NO to this PUD request in our area. We are simply not zoned for multi family units. Water is at a premium (having to be brought in more often then not.) In addition, take a peak at other impacts to the enviroment that this will cause. This area is home to wildlife (which is what makes living in this area tolerable as compared to a city area.) Worse, the roads were not (and are still not) designed for additonal traffic. There are NO sidewalks for the children walking to school. Winters here can be trecherous...with an additonal MINIMUM of approximately 60 cars (at a rate of two per unit), this would be a disaster waiting for a place to happen. Children are forced to walk on the roads of this community...isn't their safety (as well as all humanity) an issue? Again, it has been DENIED in the past, and we respectfully ask that it be DENIED yet again. Thank you.

6/22/09   
Michael Botelho
19740 Cody Court
Chugiak AK 99567
Please deny this request to build 30 units on this property. This would be an absolute disaster to our little community. In addition to the problems we already have with water issues, the roads are not designed to withstand the additional traffic that will certainly accompany this proposed condominimum. It has been denied previously and we ask that it be denied yet again. In addition, when this area was orignially zoned two withstand an additional condo unit. A condo in this area would be nothing short of a disaster and a morbid destruction of the environment as it is now. This area was zoned this way for a reason. Please do NOT allow someone to come in and destroy it for their own personal income potential. Thank you for your time, and serious attention to this matter.

6/22/09   
Bobbi Davis
P O Box 670378
Chugiak Ak 99567
We are absolutely against building on this land. We are on well and septic, and adding the stress of additional people on a multi planned living area will only stress the water system more than it is. In addition, our streets are simply not designed to accomidate the additional traffic. These are back areas that are not designed to accomidate the needs of a city, but more of a country origen. Environmentally, the building of these units would be a disaster (even with an environmental impact study.) This is the home to many wildlife and destroying these woods would only create an imbalance in nature as well as the comunity. We repectfully ask that this request be denied again, just as it was last year. Thank you. Bobbi Davis

6/21/09   
Tom Devine
PO Box 670752
Chugiak AK 99567
At the time of the original application, the Chugiak Community Council and Municipality of Anchorage planning department staff both objected to the development. The community council passed a resolution expressing concerns about the impact the development would have on traffic and area wells. Anchorage planners recommended the commission deny Thompson's request because the proposed high -density housing was not consistent with the surrounding community, did not preserve the maximum retention of existing vegetation and did not comply with the comprehensive plan for the area. If Mr. Thompson really cared about the community he would not have submitted an application for development during the same time the Chugiak Communtiy Council takes it summer break. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to petition against the proposed development with over 100 homeowners signatures against this development. We as homeowners who pay property tax would like to protect our largest investment - our homes, safety of our children, and our quiet quaint neighborhood. This condo development is not appropriate for this area due to; streets cannot accommodate traffic increase, there are no sidewalks or streetlights for the safety of our families, the adverse impact on wells and septic in the area, local creek will be impacted, there are no fire hydrants within 1,000 FT , the development does not comply with the comprehensive plan for the area, and exceeds density for Chugiak/Eagle River by 2 to 3 times. Tom Devine

6/20/09   
EDWARD Bennett
POB 671933
Chugiak Ak 99567
I am very much against building condos in this area. There is only well water and septic available. This can create a health issue by raising the nirate levels in our water as well as other poisons. It is to many people living in to small of an area with out the benifit of city water and sewer. This should never be allowed. The levels are high enough now that infants and elderly with any health conditions should not drink the well water from this area. It may also cause us to run to low on water which already happens from time to time in this area.

6/20/09   
Karen Arndt
PO Box 670589
Chugiak AK 99567
This repeat application has a dramatic negative impact on this community. It needs to be denied again. As a homeowner on Skyview Avenue, we cannot afford the negative impact on our well, sewer, street traffic and overall quality of life. Why was this allowed to be brought forward when the Chugiak Community Council is not in session? Anchorage planners have previously recommended the commission deny this high density housing. A condo developement is NOT compatible with our neighborhood. Please do not allow this application to pass.

6/19/09   
Colleen Johnson
Sleepy Circle
Chugiak AK 99567
What part of NO CONDOS did the developer not understand? I thought we very carefully explained why we feel it was not a good thing for our community and how our wells, sewer systems and roads could not handle this kind of a development plus the fact that most of us moved here to get away from the high density neighborhoods.

6/18/09   
Gretchen Courtney
P.O. Box 672551
Chugiak AK 99567
Please seriously consider the impact this would have on existing single family homes in the neighborhood!! As the parent of two small children, I fear for their safety due to the additional road traffic this would cause. We have chosen to reside in this neighborhood due to the "family atmosphere." We are also greatly concerned due to the impact this would have on our private well and septic. We respectfully request that this application be denied.

6/17/09   
Paul Goocey
PO Box 670242
Chugiak Ak 99567
As a taxpayer I would like to know how can we afford to revisit this issue again. When the budget is being slashed and Municipal workers are being ask to take pay cuts. Why would the Municipality even consider reopening this case. I think our tax dollars could be spent on more pressing issues. Lets concentrate on the well being of the community. Safety, education, and promoting a healthy environment. Packing a green space with development for the interest of one persons interest is totally thoughtless. Please look at the whole picture here and how this will impact the surrounding area in the future. Please put this to rest once and for all.

6/17/09   
Thomas Merrill
PO Box 771286
Eagle River AK 99577
The zoning for this property is R7 designed to encourage low density residential development and is intended for those land areas where large lot development is desirable.......Only a single principal structure may be allowed on any lot or tract. Play grounds parks schools churches and so on.ONLY ONE SINGLE PRINCIPAL STURCTURE PER LOT OR TRACT. This is the exact wording from the zoning book. Not 15 structures housing 30 familys! The conditional use permit should be denied to protect the lifestyle and enviormental concerns of the people who have lived in this area for many years. Chugiak Community Council, the Municipality Planning Department, the fire Department and the entire neighborhood have spoke out about this as being a bad idea. With no changes to the origianl application why is this allowed to be resubmitted again. Thank goodnes someone was paying attention AGAIN! No conditional land use permit! No PUDS! No Thank you!

6/17/09   
Lynette Robinson
11525 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River AK 99577
As a real estate professional who property manages condo units at Bear Mountain, I am very concerned about the affects of this proposed unit on the current water situation. Many times I have received calls for "no water" in the unit that I manage. The Bear Mountain Condo system is on a private well that struggles just to maintain water now let alone when the water changes to accomodate a new condo subdivision. The environmental impact of this new subdivision could be catastrophic for current owners in the area which is unfair.

6/13/09   
Bartley Bruce
Box 670363
Chugiak AK 99567
The Chugiak Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Inc. takes no position on whether this development should proceed. However, if it does as previously proposed, we have some public safety concerns. Building this density of housing in an area with no fire hydrants poses very real hazards. The only development of similar density (Fire Eagle) has at least three fire hydrants available. The nearest hydrant to the nearest edge of the proposed development is more than 1,000 feet and slightly uphill. In terms of supplying water for firefighting operations, that means we would have to have one engine on the hydrant to relay pump. The static pressure from the hydrant would be unable to provide adequate water supplies to fight a structure fire. Because of the length of the supply line, we would have to have a second engine somewhere on the perimeter of the development to relay pump to a third engine committed to the fire. Besides the time and effort it would take to set up such a relay system, it would sap our fire fighting capacity, particularly since I would want one or more engines available for exposure protection. CVFD is accustomed to fighting fires in non-hydranted areas and has a fleet of tenders with nearly 9,000 gallons on wheels. However, the fires we fight in non-hydranted areas typically are single-family dwelling with considerable separation from neighboring houses. Without adequate water supplies, and with the kind of building density planned here, there is a real risk for conflagration, meaning the fire moves from one structure to another to another until theoretically all of them are involved. The best and most obvious solution would be for the developer to extend the municipal water line from the vicinity between the Old and New Glenn highways to the project to supply at least two, and better yet three, hydrants. As an alternative, the developer should provide an on-site, above-ground, gravity-fed water storage facility, easily accessible to the fire department, with capacity of at least 20,000 gallons. Doing nothing about the water supply poses virtually insurmountable risks to all structures in the development. If I can provide additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Bruce Bartley Chief Chugiak Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Inc.

6/13/09   
Deborah Jones
P O Box 67-2041
Chugiak AK 99567
I am not sure why this is case is being considered again. It did not meet neighborhood specs the first time what is different now. In this economy this is not a good idea. What is the point of older housing in a rural setting? Please do not let this pass.

6/13/09   
Amy Hubbard
PO Box 671287
Chugiak Ak 99567
There have been no changes to the water, sewer, or road infrastructure since the last time this project was denied. What would make anyone think it's a good idea now?

6/8/09   
laura hamilton
po box 771286
Eagle River ak 99577
I do not see any additional information as to how the water, sewer and roads or lack of them will be resolved. Area residents spoke out very clearly about their concerns the last time this issue came up that. This does not comform with the area. Nothing has changed.

6/6/09   
Mary Tatro
PO Box 671343
Chugiak AK 99567
How many times do we have to say the community and terrain can not support this kind of development. Water quality and tables are questionable not to mention the inability of emergency vehicle's to easily access the areas with the narrow roads etc.

6/5/09   
Mary Goocey
PO Box 670242
Chugiak Ak 99567
The impact this development will have to our community will be devastating. An area that has no street lights, marginal slow recovery wells, private septic systems, side streets that have barely enough room for 2 cars to pass in the winter. Until the infastructure is in place for this type of development it could cause an unsafe and unhealthy environment for the people in this area. Our community worked as a team to voice our feelings about this once before. Nothing has changed.

6/1/09   
Arthur Yarbrough
PO Box 670462
Chugiak Ak 99567
This PUD was denied once by planning and zoning. Unless title 21 has made changes that I am not aware of , it should be denied again. This is still an area of high nitrate concentrations in well water. I doubt the area can support the addition of this on site septic system. This exceeds the recommended density levels of the Chugiak-Eagle River Comprehensive Plan. It would at least double the density of the existing nearby developments. Traffic will be a problem with the present road structure. The Fire Department may not have adaquate access.

5/27/09   
Deborah Jones
P O Box 67-2041
Chugiak AK 99567-2041
This zoning request does not fit with the neighborhood development. There are road, water & safety considerations pertaining to a PUD development in the area. There is no market at this time for this type of housing in this area. The developer would be better off to sub-divide the property into single family lots.

 




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