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What needs improvement in Downtown Juneau? Tell CBJ in a survey & apply for the Steering Committee

September 12, 2018 – News

What do you love about Downtown Juneau? What five words would you use to describe it? What needs improvement? These are the big questions on the Blueprint Downtown Survey, which takes about five minutes to complete, but goes a long way in letting the City and Borough of Juneau know what the public wants and envisions. Take the survey here.

Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort of CBJ’s Community Development Department to set a community vision for the future of Downtown Juneau. The project’s general focus is on the area from the Rock Dump to Norway Point (Juneau Yacht Club). The planning process, which incorporates past efforts and existing plans, is expected to take up to two years and result in a 20-year blueprint for downtown.

Besides survey participation, Community Development is also looking for steering committee members. If you want to have a direct role in shaping what downtown looks like in 20 years, being on the committee is the most direct way. The committee’s primary responsibility is to serve as the voice of the public and the conscience of the plan, and, when necessary, make recommendations on zoning changes, design standards, and other items pertinent to the planning initiative. Members must be willing to devote time and energy. Apply here.

More than 120 people attended the project kickoff in August. The next Blueprint Downtown meeting will be on October 30. For more information on the project, the steering committee, or survey, go to the Blueprint Downtown website.

For more information, contact CBJ Senior Planner Laura Boyce at 586-0753, Laura.Boyce@juneau.org, or blueprintdowntown@juneau.org.