A series of Blueprint Downtown walking tours will explore the public’s vision for downtown Juneau. Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Community Development Department. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A series of Blueprint Downtown walking tours will explore the public’s vision for downtown Juneau. Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Community Development Department. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Walking tours to explore public’s vision for downtown

Three-week series starts Saturday, Jan. 5

  • Juneau Empire
  • Friday, January 4, 2019 1:03pm
  • Events

Blueprint Downtown will host three walking tours, beginning this Saturday.

The Blueprint Downtown project team is hosting a series of public walking tours to explore topics such as business vitality, parking and sustainability. Each tour focuses on different themes from previous public meetings and includes a discussion on what is working, what is not and potential future improvements. The hourlong tour will end with 30 minutes of conversation and warming up at a coffee shop.

[Public invited to put imprint on downtown plans]

Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Community Development Department to set a community vision for the future of downtown Juneau.

The first tour focuses on business vitality, housing and public safety and is 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and it meets in the Senate Building lobby, 175 S. Franklin St.

The second tour will focus on vehicles, parking and the pedestrian experience. It will be 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and it meets at Heritage Coffee, corner Front and Seward streets.

The third tour will focus on cultural identity, sustainability and the environment and will be 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, and it meets at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to sign up in advance for one or more tours at https://blueprintdowntown.org/walking-tours/ or by calling the Community Development Department at 586-0715. ADA accommodations are available upon request with at least 72 hours’ notice.

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