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Gastineau demo bid OK'd

Shortly after the city attorney swore in Juneau's new mayor and two returning Assembly members, it was back to business with the awarding of a contract to demolish the twice-burned Gastineau Apartments.
To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

After a decades-long battle to reduce the cost of housing in Juneau, city officials are considering using a new "tool" to increase the number of residential units on the market: property tax exemptions.
City cuts small park space for housing

About an acre of land previously planned as park space associated with the Marine Park and Seawalk will be set aside for a potential housing project.
Mayor creates city manager hiring committee

Mayor Merrill Sanford has appointed a small committee to help the City and Borough of Juneau's human resources director with the hiring of a new city manager, he wrote in a memo to Assembly members.
Lands committee tackles big issue tonight

Before the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meets tonight to consider a project with significant implications for the future of Juneau's downtown, its lands committee will consider a project that will affect the future of the CBJ's youngest residents.
City granted $1.2M in Aparc lawsuit

A company that sold a faulty parking system to the City and Borough of Juneau has been ordered by a court to refund the city $1.2 million after months of litigation. Unfortunately, the city will most likely never see a cent, city attorney Amy Mead said.
On parking, city shifts into drive

Enjoy the two hours of free parking downtown while they last, Juneau. They may not be free much longer. The city committee of the whole floated the idea of changing the free two-hour policy during its meeting at Assembly chambers Monday night.
Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

The Gastineau Apartments remain on Franklin Street and will stand for an unknown period of time longer, still under the ownership of James Barrett. Another deadline has passed without action from Barrett or his mother, Camilla.
Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
For Gastineau Apts, tide changes again

Gastineau Apartments owner James Barrett has a new demolition agreement with the City and Borough of Juneau.


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