JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Juneau Assembly has approved 23 acres (93,077 square meters) of Spike Bicknell’s property to be rezoned from rural reserve to industrial – and the result might be a motocross park.


The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2qwMtmx ) the rezoned property had once been home to the scenic “field of fireweed,” which some residents were sad to see go.


Bicknell had tried to rezone his property twice before since purchasing it in 2011. This third attempt left much more of his 83 acres (335,889 square meters) zoned as rural reserve.


Bicknell has applied to put a motocross park on that area. He had said at a Wetlands Review Board meeting in October that a motocross park would be a placeholder for “approximately three years until the property is developed for other purposes.”


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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com