Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Notice > Frontier Plaza Earth Materials Extraction – Conditional Use Permit

Notice Type Material Extraction Permit

MSB 17.30 – Conditional Use Permit for Earth Materials Extraction.  John Sommer of Tutka, LLC submitted an application for Conditional Use Permit to extract approximately 42,000 cubic yards of earth materials at 4637, 4563, 4612, and 4552 East Frontier Plaza Drive, Tax IDs# 8102B01L002, 8102B01L003, 8102B02L001, and 8102B02L002); within Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 31 Seward Meridian. The extraction is expected to be complete by 2030. According to the applicant, the operation is intended to flatten the lots in preparation of commercial development.

The public hearing scheduled on July 18, 2022 is CANCELED. The new public hearing date for this item is August 1, 2022 at 6:00p.m.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning the application on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue in Palmer. This may be the only presentation of this item before the Planning Commission and you are invited to attend.  Planning Commission members may not receive or engage in ex-parte contact with the applicant, other interested parties in the application, or members of the public concerning the application or issues presented in the application.

Application materials may be viewed online at by clicking on “All Public Notices & Announcements.”  For additional information, you may contact Mark Whisenhunt, Planner II, by phone: 907-861-8527. Provide written comments by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail to MSB Development Services Division, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645.

The public may provide verbal testimony in person at the meeting or telephonically by calling 1-855-290-3803. In order to be eligible to file an appeal from a decision of the Planning Commission, a person must be designated an “interested party”.  See MSB 15.39.010 for the definition of “interested party”.  The procedures governing appeals to the Board of Adjustment and Appeals are contained in MSB 15.39.010-250, which is available on the Borough home page:, in the Borough Clerk’s office, and at various libraries within the borough.

Comments are due on or before June 24, 2022 and will be included in the Planning Commission packet.  Please be advised that comments received from the public after that date will not be included in the staff report, but will be provided to the Commission at the meeting.

Effective Date

May 19, 2022

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