Right now, this prominent public space is called “Archipelago Lot 2A.” Few people know the name.
Deckhand Dave’s owner David McCasland says the lot will contain at least five other seasonal vendors, in addition to his fish taco stand. His goal is to open by May 1 and operate through the cruise season.
Three days after the final ruling over how the city spends passenger fees, the Juneau Assembly approved a downtown waterfront improvement package Monday that will be paid for in large part with those fees.
The city hopes a proposed land exchange with the owner of a waterfront property on South Franklin Street will help accommodate the continued growth in the number of cruise ship passengers visiting Juneau each year. But a recent court ruling may complicate how the city pays for the project.
Today, Gunakadeit Park is a gravel lot along South Franklin Street that sometimes hosts construction equipment. But a proposal under consideration by the Juneau Assembly would turn it into a food court.
Downtown Juneau will have more food trucks, retail and parking under a new Docks and Harbors design plan.