The most recent state budget cuts mean the shelter will have to reduce its hours. The building will close from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., likely starting next month. That means no breakfast and no lunch.
The former owners of the Juneau Empire have proposed a downtown waterfront land swap with the city to realize an ambitious retail development on South Franklin Street. Juneau’s Docks and Harbors sees potential in the deal to create more room for cruise ship tourists.
Ashwin Kiran was visiting Juneau in February when he noticed something was missing from the local entertainment scene. “Why are there no strip clubs in Juneau?” he wondered aloud.
Juneau’s revamping of South Franklin Street resumed Monday after several weeks of delay. The first phase of the project will add new sidewalks, lighting and drainage improvements to a stretch of the historic thoroughfare.
Crews are working on the first phase of improvements to sidewalks, lighting and the pavement along South Franklin Street. The $1.2 million phase of the project is being funded through marine passenger vessel fees, sales tax and water utility funds. The target date for completion is June 1.
People who were in the unit at the time of the fire were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for possible smoke inhalation.
Litter, fistfights, intoxicated loiterers, open container violations and sundry calls for emergency services are common at the pocket park in the shadow of the Gastineau Apartments.
The improvements are part of a long-term city plan to create a continuous, 1.5 mile seawalk downtown.