The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today’s zoning was put into place. That’s prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city’s zoning laws — a temporary fix may be on the way.
The 86-lot Pederson Hill subdivision — designed to build entry-level houses — has been given the nod by a key committee of the Juneau Assembly. The project will require the city to dip into its treasury reserves to help get the $8.8 million project off the ground.
Volunteer shortage causes warming center to shut down until the Salvation Army finds people willing to help supervise the shelter overnight. The emergency center had opened after the city condemned the historic Bergmann Hotel and displaced its tenants.