Letter to the editor: Mixing it up to make Kodiak more livable - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Opinion

Letter to the editor: Mixing it up to make Kodiak more livable

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 9:03 am

The City of Kodiak is situated in a beautiful waterfront setting. So, when I saw the frontpage article in April 12 stating that the lawsuit between Global Seafoods and Silver Bay had been dropped, I felt sad. Not because an agreement was reached, but because it means yet another commercial venture on the waterfront.

I realize that commercial fishing is the backbone of our economy. But I would like to see Kodiak improve our community’s “curb appeal” by adopting mixed-use zoning for our downtown waterfront and maritime district.

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  • akakak posted at 5:53 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2019.

    akakak Posts: 9

    I walked through downtown with a National Geographic writer 18 years ago who turned to me and said, " Kodiak is butt a.. ugly". It is. Now when I visit the Baranov Museum I see the view of Chiniak Bay is gone. Trident took away that view. Did the city consider viewscape when issuing that permit? No. It only considered the money the waterfront would bring to the city coffers. We are selling out the very things that make Kodiak special to the people who have access to the road system. When people come to our city they see the same things we all see. One does not need to look closely as to what our town deems valuable.

     
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