Help Locals - Support a Height Restriction
Have you heard of the new building in the woks for the waterfront in the New Town area of Ketchikan? The current owners, a company based in Puerto Rico, are planning to build some kind of building with a mix of shops and housing. During the first rounds of council meetings the consultant for the company gave vague details and provided no plans or sketches. All while claiming that they would have the work finished by cruise ship season. When asked about the height they responded by saying "we are planning on one to two, maybe three stores". And that "you will just have to trust us, we are local". The speaker for the company also got verbally aggressive towards myself and another citizen after I pointed out that the public was originally notified that the building would be 1-2 stories, as stated in a KRBD article.
The consultant was obviously trying to rush this rezone through the council while giving little to no details about what the building was actually going to be. Once the property, currently heavy industrial, is rezoned for residential the council and people of Ketchikan will have no say in the height of the building. So the sky is the limit and I believe this is the intent of the owners.
The vast majority of the houses and buildings in this area of town are two stories. And that is all we ask, to limit the height to a maximum of two stories. Please support your local citizens and add your signature to restrict this building project too two stories.