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Community invited to Pederson Hill Subdivision ribbon cutting Sept. 6

August 28, 2019 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau is commemorating the near completion of the city’s newest neighborhood, the Pederson Hill Subdivision, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 6 at 12:30 p.m. The event is taking place at the new Karl Reishus Boulevard, located across from Sherwood Lane. Parking will be available in the upper parking lot at the Christ Lutheran Church, 10300 Glacier Hwy. Speakers at the event will be Mayor Beth Weldon, Assembly Member Mary Becker, City Manager Rorie Watt, Lands Manager Greg Chaney, and Police Chief Ed Mercer.

Karl Reishus Boulevard will provide the primary vehicle access through the Pederson Hill residential subdivision. Karl Reishus Boulevard was named in honor of former Juneau Police Department Officer Karl Reishus whose quick actions were credited with saving the lives of two men during a training accident in 1992; Reishus, himself, was killed during the incident. The Juneau Planning Commission memorialized his heroic act by naming the main thoroughfare in the Pederson Hill Subdivision after him.

The new Pederson Hill subdivision is located between Auke Lake and Mendenhall River near Glacier Highway. The Juneau Assembly approved plans to begin developing this area in February 2017. This first phase includes Karl Reishus Boulevard, 17 residential lots, a natural area park, and a trail suitable for horseback riders and pedestrians that extends to the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) network. The subdivision meets the housing needs identified in the Housing Action Plan and the CBJ Comprehensive Plan. The residential lots will be sold to the private sector to build houses.

For more information, contact the Lands and Resources Division Office at 586-5252 or lands_office@juneau.org.