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To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...fixing problems caused by deferred maintenance would likely outweigh the financial benefits of a tax break.Community Development Director Hal Hart spoke in support of the exemptions using an elaborate metaphor about tools and toolboxes."It's...
Another new housing complex planned for Douglas

...planned community not parceled out into separate plots. Residents own the homes, but not the land.Juneau Community Development Director Hal Hart said he wants to see more developments of this kind in Juneau as the city strains to expand the housing...
Auke Bay to merge the old with the new

...Committee and City and Borough of Juneau to bring in more business and accessibility to visitors and residents.Community Development Director Hal Hart presented Auke Bay improvement plans to the Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon on Thursday...
Juneau gains a sister city in the Philippines

...wowed the audience with pictures of white sand beaches and marine life.Several CBJ officials, including Community Development Director Hal Hart and Municipal Clerk Laurie Sica, expressed a desire to pick up and move to the sister city's paradise...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Cultivating a year-round vibrant downtown

...providing incentives for those who own or are interested in owning property or buildings.Hal Hart, Juneau's community development director, said such tax incentives are already on the table. According to Hart, the city is looking at "sweetening...
City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...a liaison between two or three different departments" and kept tabs on every land parcel in the city, Community Development director Hal Hart said."To keep track of who owns what (parcel) and how that is," he said. "It changes every...
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...feet long when finished, the breakwater will all but enclose roughly 15 acres of water behind it, Seward Community Development Director Ron Long said. That space will be available to anyone wishing to lease it, Long said.While it may not...
Do you want balloons or photo simulations?

...applicant shall inform the (city Department of Community Development) director, in writing, of the dates and times of...residents by mail of tower applications, Community Development director Hal Hart said after the meeting. That's...
No 'starter homes' sold in past year

...on the market on Douglas. In three weeks, they were all spoken for, he said.Also at the meeting, city Community Development director Hal Hart made a short presentation on the housing matrix, which was created after developer and builder groups...
Planning Commission OKs transit plan

...Juneau Planning Commission unanimously approved the city's new bus system plan at its Tuesday night meeting, Community Development Director Hal Hart said.The CBJ Assembly will now get the final say on the plan, which alters the bus schedule and...


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