Public hearing on re-zoning of Lighthouse Village scheduled

The re-zoning would accomodate Doyon hotel plans on Homer Spit

The City of Homer will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6 to discuss the rezoning of a property on the base of the Homer Spit from residential to general commercial zoning. This is the 4.5-acre property that Doyon Inc. purchased earlier, known as Lighthouse Village, with the intent to create a large hotel complex.

A Homer News story published in August 2023 noted that Doyon was in the early stages of planning project with Na-Dena’, a joint venture between Doyon and Huna Totem Corporation, that aims to expand sustainable tourism in Alaska.

The communications manager, Cheyenna Kuplack, provided no firm plans for what that hotel might look like. Visual details are now available for review in the Clerk’s Office lobby on the lower level of Homer City Hall. Homer Planning Commission packet including a staff report, findings and recommendations from Homer City Planner Ryan Foster will be available online at: The packet will also include copies of application materials.

In a City of Homer public hearing notice, it is expressed that the applicant has requested a conditional use permit for planned development consisting of a hotel, employee housing and triplex residential units at 1563 and 1663 Homer Spit Road and 1491 Bay Avenue. There is also a proposed preliminary plat with a right of way vacation.

The public meeting will take place at Homer City Hall at 6:30 p.m on Dec. 6. The public can also attend the meeting virtually by Zoom.