Building Anchorage: Alaska MasterPark

December 22, 2013 

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The aviation-themed Alaska MasterPark office complex and parking facility takes shape at the corner of Spenard Road and International Airport Road on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in Spenard. The 5.6-acre property formerly hosted the Alaska National Guard Armory.

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WHAT: A new, multiuse facility oriented to providing enhanced services for travelers in and out of Ted Stevens International Airport. The backbone of the facility will be a 1000-space valet parking garage, with 24/7 service to the airport. Customers will simply drop their cars off under a covered drop-off area and return to a heated car, running in the same area they left it. Vans will run continuously to the airport to drop and collect travelers, saving them the long walk through the parking lot. The facility will have a unique look as the main building will be modeled after a large aircraft. The facility will also serve as an expanded display area for the Alaska Aviation Museum, with three to four historical airplanes on display. Other components of the facility include a family style restaurant, meeting space for small conferences and public meetings, and a small store selling travel and aviation related items.

WHERE: Corner of Spenard and International Airport Blvd.

COST: $30 million

DESIGN/ARCHITECT: Ivy & Co.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: F&W Construction Company

SUBCONTRACTORS: Scott Services, Coldfoot Environmental, McKenna Bros. Paving, Alcan Electric and Engineering, General Mechanical, Inc., Rainproof Roofing, Commercial Contractors, Inc.

WHY: "Anchorage travelers will now experience a high level of customer care and value, as it relates to parking their vehicle for all business and or leisure travelers. Knowing their valet parked vehicle is protected and waiting for their return, travelers will feel safe and secure as they return from a trip to find their vehicle, warm and ready for their drive home," said a company spokesperson. Alaska MasterPark will be the closest Valet Parking operation to Ted Stevens International Airport.

WHEN: Alaska MasterPark is scheduled for a soft opening in December, with operations in full swing in Spring 2014.

Information compiled by Joy Guest. Have you driven by a construction project lately in Anchorage, Eagle River or the Mat-Su Valley and wondered "What is that going to be?" It might be a potential candidate for this feature. If you have a project to suggest, call Joy Guest at 257-4315 or email jguest@adn.com.

Building Anchorage -- Alaska MasterPark

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