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Talkeetna Restaurant – Conditional Use Permits

An application to modify an existing conditional use permit under MSB 17.70 – Regulation of Alcoholic Beverage Uses and an application to modify an existing conditional use permit under MSB 17.25 Talkeetna Special Land Use District have been submitted for the expansion of the Talkeetna Restaurant.

Location: 13605 E. Main Street (Tax ID# 8088B12L014A-1); within Township 26 North, Range 5 West, Section 24, Seward Meridian.

Applicant:  Sassan Mossanen (dba Talkeetna Restaurant)

Public Hearing:  The Planning Commission will conduct two public hearings concerning two applications for a conditional use permit on Monday, April 19, 2021, 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.

*Please Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic, the method in which this meeting is being conducted may change.  If a change to the meeting is necessary, it will be posted on the Borough website.  The public is encouraged to check the Borough website prior to attending the public hearing for any changes to the meeting schedule or method.

In Person Participation: Should you wish to attend in person, please adhere to a 6-foot distance between yourself and others. Telephonic Testimony: Dial 1-855-290-3803; You will hear “Joining Conference” when you are admitted to the meeting. You will be muted and able to listen to the meeting. When the Chairperson announces audience participation or a public hearing and you would like to speak to, press *3; you will hear “Your hand has been raised.” When it is your turn to testify you will hear “Your line has been unmuted.” State your name for the record, spell your last name, and provide your testimony.

The Planning Commission members may submit questions to the Planning Commission Clerk concerning the matter or request for more information through the Clerk, from the applicant at the time of introduction.  All questions and requests submitted by the Commission shall be in writing and copies will be provided to the applicant and made available to all interested parties and the public upon request.  Answers to questions and additional material requests will be addressed in the staff report for the public hearing. 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 material may be viewed online at by clicking on “All Public Notices & Announcements.” Application material may also be reviewed at the Borough Permit Center. For additional information, you may contact Mark Whisenhunt, Planner II, at 861-8527. Written comments can be mailed to: MSB Development Services Division, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645.  You may e-mail comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Written comments are due on or before March 26, 2021 and will be included in the Planning Commission packet for the Commissioner’s review and information. 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.