Guam -A new measure introduced by Senator Rory Respicio and co-sponsored by Senator Chris Duenas, would expand on the Tiyan zoning reforms addressed in Senator Duenas’s recently enacted P.L. 31-198.
A release from Senator Respicio’s office explains that Duenas’ previous bill provided a means for zoning previously un-zoned lots in Tiyan that have recently been returned by the federal government. It did that by “extending the zoning already in place for adjacent lots.”
However several parcels were not re-zoned because they were not next to already zoned lots.
This new measure, Bill #16-32, allows those non-adjacent lots to be zoned as well.
Bill #16 also proposes establishing an M-1 light industrial zone for the properties, which, the release states, ” is consistent with how the parcels were being used before the new statute.”
“The light industrial zone designation allows for the construction of schools, staging areas, warehouses, and offices,” says the release, “all of which will contribute to additional business growth, and expanding our island’s economic base.”
READ the release from Senator Respicio in FULL below:
January 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
Senators Respicio and Dueñas sponsor zoning reform bill for Tiyan Bill No. 16-32 (COR) has been introduced by Senators Rory J. Respicio and Chris M. Dueñas that will expand the zoning reform for Tiyan beyond the areas addressed by Senator Dueñas’ recently enacted Public Law 31-198.
The earlier legislation provided a pathway for zoning previously un-zoned land in Tiyan by extending the zoning already in place for adjacent lots.
Senator Respicio explained, “P.L. 31-198 provided this process to clear the way for responsible development of properties that were being returned to the people of Guam by the federal government. Because of their location, several returned parcels were not rezoned because they were not adjacent to previously zoned areas. Bill No. 16-32 will provide these lots with a zoning designation that will allow for responsible development.”
Bill No. 16 proposes establishing an M-1 light industrial zone for the property, which is consistent with how the parcels were being used before the new statute. The light industrial zone designation allows for the construction of schools, staging areas, warehouses, and offices; all of which will contribute to additional business growth, and expanding our island’s economic base.
UNSWORN DECLARATION: I hereby declare that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, under penalty of perjury of the laws of Guam, this declaration being sworn and made in lieu of an affidavit pursuant to Title 6 Guam Code Annotated §4308, at the place and date identified herein.