New City Hall FAQ Now Available Online

A selection of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed construction of a New City Hall facility is now available online at https://juneau.org/engineering-public-works/new-city-hall.

Voters will be asked this fall to decide on a $35 million bond to design and construct a New City Hall on city property at 450 Whittier Street in the Aak’w Village District. The purpose of this FAQ is to answer questions the City and Borough of Juneau has received about the proposed project. Topics include:

  • How much does the project cost?
  • What effect will it have on my property taxes if this bond is approved?
  • Where do CBJ employees work now?
  • What is the condition of the current City Hall?
  • What does CBJ pay to rent its current office space?
  • How did you land on 450 Whitter Street as the preferred site?
  • What about Walmart?
  • What would happen to the vacated downtown office space?
  • Where would people park at New City Hall?
  • How has the public been involved in this project?
  • How big will a new City Hall be?

Read the complete FAQ here.

This FAQ is intended to provide the public with neutral and factual information about a proposed public works project and does not seek to advocate for or against any electoral action.

August 23rd, 2022|

Riverbend Elementary School campus to close until mid-August

The Riverbend Elementary School campus will be closed from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, through Tuesday, August 16 for construction.  This includes all playgrounds, the covered play area, and parking lots.

Summer construction will be completed by Dawson Construction and Carver Construction and includes a roof replacement and interior repairs.

Please direct any questions to CBJ Project Manager Lisa EaganLagerquist at 907-586-0800, extension 4184 or Lisa.EaganLagerquist@juneau.org

 

 

 

New City Hall Public Forum Webinar to be held Thursday, May 19

The City and Borough of Juneau is considering a ballot proposition to construct a new City Hall in the Aak’w Village District.  The proposed site is at 450 Whittier Street.  CBJ staff is seeking public input on conceptual drawings, renderings, and cost estimates.  For more information on the project, please visit https://juneau.org/engineering-public-works/new-city-hall.

The public forum webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.  To join the webinar, please click on this link:  https://juneau.zoom.us/j/84983645497  or dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or 888 475 4499 (toll free).  Enter webinar ID  849 8364 5497.

For more information, please contact City Architect Jeanne Rynne at 586-0800 x 4186.

 

Tongass Boulevard Reconstruction: Trinity/Tongass Traffic Closure

Tongass Boulevard, between Trinity Drive and Jennifer Drive, will be closed beginning Wednesday, May 18 and will remain closed through the end of the school year on May 27.

Traffic routes for this configuration will be a repeat of the first Trinity intersection closure.  Trinity Drive and Tongass Boulevard between Trinity and Jennifer will be closed to through traffic.  Jennifer Drive will remain open to traffic.

Both northbound and southbound traffic may use Haloff to access the school.  A pedestrian traffic route will be maintained along Tongass Boulevard on one side of the street.

For more information, please contact Project Engineer Alec Venechuk at 586-0800 extension 4187.

 

May 17th, 2022|

Upcoming traffic changes for Tongass Blvd Reconstruction Project April 29-May 5

Traffic routing for the Tongass Boulevard Reconstruction Project Phase I is changing this Friday, April 29, and lasting through Thursday, May 5. Here’s what the public can expect:

  • Intersections of Tongass Boulevard/Haloff Way and Tongass Boulevard/Forest Lane will be closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Northbound traffic may use either Trinity Drive or Nancy Street to access Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School.
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured to Nancy Street to access Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained through the closed intersections and alongside the work zone.

Phase I of the Tongass Boulevard Reconstruction Project began earlier this month. It includes reconstruction of the Tongass Boulevard from the intersection of Trinity Drive to Dudley Street.

April 28th, 2022|