Outgoing planning commission grants permit for controversial Lutak Rd. gravel project


October 27, 2023

A proposed gravel extraction site sits just south of the Haines ferry terminal. Planning commissioners approved a conditional use permit for the area despite concerns from residents about landslide potential from clearing the site. Lex Treinen photo.

Despite pushback from people who called the project a risk to public safety, members of Haines' outgoing planning commission granted a permit for a company to blast into a hillside along Lutak Road to extract hard rock and other material.


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