Housing Forum today at UAS


The City and Borough of Juneau is sponsoring a free housing forum today (Wednesday) at the University of Alaska Southeast.

The Capital City has long had one of the tightest housing markets in the state, so in recent years officials have made changes to zoning and other regulations to encourage more development. But City Manager Kim Kiefer says most people aren’t aware of the changes. She says the housing forum is an effort to change that.

“This is geared toward builders, realtors, anybody that’s developing to talk about the changes that have happened – changes in code, changes in zoning that people may not be aware of. Or, if you’re just interested in building a house, it’s a great thing to be able to come and learn the new things. What’s the density? What changes have been made? How to walk through the process, and there will be Community Development staff there that will help answer your questions and help you walk through that process,” Kiefer says.

The event is free, but attendees were asked to register in advance. Participants can earn five continuing education credits toward a residential contractor endorsement by attending the forum.

It’ll be happening from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the UAS Glacier Room.