Juneau police announced Wednesday that Lucas Schneider had been arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
The city denied permits for the job back in December because it said the renovation would increase density in a hazard zone.
The city has acknowledged housing as a top priority in its comprehensive plan.
Nearly 300 Alaskans died of opioid overdoses last year, and most of those deaths involved fentanyl.
The city is grappling with its need for affordable housing and how it interprets its own code.
Winter items that the shelters need include coats, hats, snowsuits, scarves and gloves.
Last weekend, Juneau’s convention center Centennial Hall was opened as a shelter for people experiencing homelessness to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. It’s the third time the facility has been used for sheltering people with the virus who do not have another place to isolate.
By the end of the week, Juneau’s downtown emergency shelter and soup kitchen plans to be serving all of its patrons at its new facility.
With temperatures dipping below freezing this weekend, local shelters must weigh the risks of staying open or closing to slow the spread of the virus.
A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases among Juneau’s homeless population has risen to at least 30 people. The city will discuss this and other COVID-19 developments during its weekly update at 4 p.m.