When Variances aren’t the Right Planning Tool for Code Flexibility

Alaska Chapter of APA


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. AKST

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This session will provide an overview on variances and the legal requirements regarding them. This session will also provide an in depth overview of how the City and Borough of Juneau have used the variance tool and discuss how it's been overused. It will also cover how to use GIS to help determine if Code changes are needed. It will also cover planning tools other than the variance that can provide flexibility with Code requirements.


Christine Steadman

Confirmed Speaker

Chrissy Steadman is a Planner II with the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ). She recently wrote the CBJ's marijuana land use requirements. Read More

Laura Boyce, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Laura A. Boyce, AICP, is a senior planner with the City and Borough of Juneau. She has over 18 years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in both Florida and Alaska. Read More

Contact Info

Jessica Smith, jessicaceilesmith@gmail.com