This diagram shows the two major phases of the 2005 Juneau International Airport Terminal Master Plan. The Airport Board is looking for public comment before demolishing and rebuilding the North Wing in 2019. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

This diagram shows the two major phases of the 2005 Juneau International Airport Terminal Master Plan. The Airport Board is looking for public comment before demolishing and rebuilding the North Wing in 2019. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Airport Board accepting public comment on upcoming demolition project

The Juneau International Airport is becoming more modern, and part of that modernization includes tearing down older parts of the terminal. The Airport Board is looking to demolish the oldest section of the terminal, commonly referred to as the North Wing.

The plan is for demolition to begin in April 2019, and for a new area to be rebuilt in the same general footprint of the original North Wing. This rebuild will look to remedy code deficiencies, replace infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and look to ensure that the airport uses the interior space in the most efficient way.

The 35,000-square-foot North Wing was constructed over time, with parts being added in 1948, 1957 and 1973, so the airport is going through a Section 106 review as part of the National Historic Preservation Act.

As part of that review, the board would like to hear from the public.

To share thoughts, community members can send comments to Cynthia Johnson at cynthia.johnson@jnuairport.com or 586-0703. They can also send letters to the Juneau International Airport, 1873 Shell Simmons Dr., Ste. 200, Juneau, AK 99801.

The terminal renovation is part of the 2005 Juneau International Airport Master Plan. The first phase of the project was completed in 2012, which renovated and expanded the eastern end of the terminal.

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