Juneau’s City Hall Situation Update
The City and Borough of Juneau is in need of alternative office space for its 160+ downtown employees due to deteriorating conditions and expiring leases in its current facilities. CBJ staff and services are currently spread across four leased and one owned building (City Hall). At least two of the leased spaces will no longer be viable in the near future and the aging City Hall requires over $14M in structural, safety and systems repairs and no longer meets the current or future needs of CBJ.
In October 2023, Juneau voters turned down a bond proposition to fund the construction of a new city hall to consolidate all downtown CBJ employees and services into one building. CBJ is now investigation commercial lease options to respond to the very near-term need to secure office space for its employees due to both expiring leases and safety concerns.