The City and Borough of Juneau and the University of Alaska Southeast have inked a deal to share a former federal marine lab on Auke Bay. The former NOAA facility has been largely shuttered since federal scientists moved to the larger Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute on Lena Point.
The winners for the Juneau Assembly’s wish list include: Juneau Access Project; Rainforest Recovery Center and extending the West Douglas pioneer road. The losers include a new Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, refurbishing Centennial Hall and developing the former NOAA marine lab at Auke Bay.
City Manager Rorie Watt said the city’s costs for subdividing the land and closing the deal could be a quarter million dollars.