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File #: RES 19-0038    Version: 1
Type: Unfinished Business Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: #19-38 - Authorizing a Lease with the Valdez Community Garden for a .69 Acre Portion of Medical Park Subdivision (Postponed from September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting)
Attachments: 1. Community Garden Resolution, 2. Community Garden Aerial Photo, 3. Community Garden Area Map, 4. Community Garden Articles of Non Profit Incorporation, 5. Community Garden Land Lease Application, 6. Community Garden Total Area Site Plan (.69 acres)
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#19-38 - Authorizing a Lease with the Valdez Community Garden for a .69 Acre Portion of Medical Park Subdivision (Postponed from September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting)

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SUBMITTED BY: Nicole LeRoy, Planning Technician

FISCAL NOTES:
Expenditure Required: N/A
Unencumbered Balance: N/A
Funding Source: N/A

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Approve Resolution #19-38 authorizing a lease with the Valdez Community Garden for a .69 acre portion of Medical Park Subdivision

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SUMMARY STATEMENT:
On May 16, 2016, the City of Valdez approved a three year land use permit with the Valdez Community Garden, a local incorporated non-profit organization, for a 1.67 acre portion of Medical Park Subdivision for use and maintenance of the community garden. Their permit expired on May 16, 2019 and the Valdez Community Garden applied to lease a .69 acre portion of Medical Park Subdivision again for a five year term (see attached application) on May 16, 2019. The adjusted .69 acres (approximately 30,000 square feet) more accurately represents the actual land area the garden is utilizing.
Per Valdez Municipal Code 4.08.060, "no application for lease shall be considered unless the land desired to be leased is zoned to permit the use to which the applicant intends to put the land." The parcel where the community garden is located is in the public lands district. Per Valdez Municipal Code 17.12.050 (D), within the public lands district, "commercial farming, stock raising, truck gardening, tree nurseries and greenhouses, agriculture, aquaculture and horticulture including necessary accessory buildings and the storage of required equipment to be used on the land" requires a conditional use permit. Pursuant to this, the Valdez Community Garden applied for, and was granted, conditional use permit 16-01 in 2016. This conditional use permit was a three year permit for the duration of the lease and expired on May 16, 2019.
The Planning Department received a new conditional use perm...

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