housing

A map shows the planned phases for the Ridgeview subdivision, which as proposed will have up to 444 housing units upon completion. The Juneau Planning Commission approved 96 units as Phase 1 of the project, highlighted in the lower right, at its meeting Tuesday. (Rooftop Properties, LLC)

First 96 homes of 444-unit Ridgeview Subdivision OK’d

Planning Commission unanimously approves initial phase of complex, despite traffic volume concerns

 

A plane flies in front of a downtown Juneau neighborhood in early May. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved $2 million in funding during the Monday night Assembly meeting toward four affordable housing projects. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Assembly approves $2M in funding for four affordable housing projects

Four applicants awarded funding set to be dispersed around February, according to city officials.

 

A map shows the former downtown shelter operated by The Glory Hall is in a high-risk landslide/avalanche zone, according to an analysis updated this year. The building on South Franklin Street is located almost directly below homes on Gastineau Street that were damaged or destroyed by a landslide during a heavy rainstorm at the end of September. (Juneau Community Development Department)

Downtown Glory Hall housing proposal gets new rejection

Landslide that destroyed homes above former homeless shelter adds to questions about project’s safety

 

A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau.

444-unit housing project raises hopes, concerns

Backers of proposed subdivision say it addresses shortage, neighbors worry about impacts.

A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
A sign stands at the site of a proposed 444-unit subdivision along the 7400 block of Glacier Highway in Juneau.
This photo shows an aerial view of the Pederson Hill subdivision area. (Courtesy Photo / City and Borough of Juneau)

City OKs negotiation for potential affordable housing projects

City manager says it’s a “first step” toward addressing lack of housing.

This photo shows an aerial view of the Pederson Hill subdivision area. (Courtesy Photo / City and Borough of Juneau)
Scott Ciambor, chief housing gfficer for the City and Borough of Juneau and board chair for the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, speaks at the Southeast Housing Summit at the Baranof Hotel on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The summit is a two-day program organized by the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Scott Ciambor, chief housing gfficer for the City and Borough of Juneau and board chair for the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, speaks at the Southeast Housing Summit at the Baranof Hotel on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The summit is a two-day program organized by the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court, but is likely to hold off on deciding a long-term future for the park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

What next for downtown’s Pocket Park?

The owner of Deckhand Dave’s offered to buy the entire property.

The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court, but is likely to hold off on deciding a long-term future for the park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Student project lays foundation for trade careers, affordable housing

At a local job site in Lemon Creek, university and high school students are laying a foundation for their careers by learning carpentry skills. Their… Continue reading

Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continues on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continues on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Issues of affordability, public safety prominent in candidates’ minds
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Issues of affordability, public safety prominent in candidates’ minds

A busy week of candidate forums culminated in the annual League of Women Voters candidate forum on Thursday.

Issues of affordability, public safety prominent in candidates’ minds
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The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City prepared to commit money to Housing First expansion

Applause is rare at CBJ Assembly meetings, but many in attendance broke into a standing ovation during Monday’s meeting.

The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Assembly gets an ‘A’ for cost of living

Opinion: Assembly gets an ‘A’ for cost of living

Alaska is the seventh most expensive state to live in.

Opinion: Assembly gets an ‘A’ for cost of living