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Alaska Statutes Title 38. Public Land § 38.04.035. Criteria for program selection

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In determining which land availability program is appropriate for state land in different locations, the director shall be guided by the following criteria:

(1) to cover public costs associated with private land use and to provide the public with a fair return for publicly owned property, conveyance of state land to private parties shall be at fair market value except where otherwise authorized by statute, or by an administrative regulation the adoption of which is specifically permitted by statute;

(2) sale or lease programs should be used where land is readily accessible to a major community center or where, because of a prime location on waterfront or a transportation route or some other location characteristic, land has relatively high real estate value;

(3) sale programs are preferred but lease programs may be used

(A) where special land use controls are required and there is a high public interest in having certain types of land used for particular purposes;

(B) when the intended use is a temporary one;

(C) in commercial or industrial situations when a leasehold can provide cash flow advantages to the lessee;

(D) when a unique location with special public values is involved, as in a deep water port, hydroelectric site, or aquaculture facility;

(E) where current demand for private use is high, but projections suggest that, in the future, the land may be more valuable for public use, as in accessible waterfront recreation areas;

(4) limited or conditional title may be granted when the state's best interest so dictates;  among other things, title limitations may include grants of agricultural interest only, retention of development rights, and retention of scenic or other easements;  a conditional title may be tied to a development schedule or other standards of performance.

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