The Anchorage Assembly unanimously authorized creation of a 99-year ground lease for the project at the Sixth Avenue parking garage and transit center.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority said about $24 million in securities issued by banks such as Bank of America can be sold and reinvested elsewhere.
The developer says the large and unique Holtan Hills project can help address Girdwood’s soaring rent and housing costs.
Roads and port terminals in Washington closed recently, leading to reduced shipments headed to Alaska. Rising COVID cases have compounded the problem.
Only jobs in construction, health care and the federal government are forecast to end the year at or above levels seen before the pandemic, a state report says.
The Resource Development Council for Alaska has selected Leila Kimbrell as its new executive director.
Diane Hirshberg, a professor of education policy, has been selected to lead UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research.
The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission expressed concerns about the company’s record and behavior, saying in one order that it exhibited a ‘lack of good faith’ in its compliance efforts.
Plus, there’s a new quilting studio in South Anchorage and pho restaurant in Spenard.
The People First Initiative seeks to address domestic violence and sexual assault, missing and murdered Indigenous persons, human sex trafficking, foster care and homelessness.
The heads of the Small Business Administration and Senate Indian Affairs Committee will also make appearances, along with U.S. associate attorney general Vanita Gupta.
Some projects have stayed on track, but developers are sometimes paying more for materials to make it happen.
The district could use pandemic aid to plug looming shortfalls, but officials warn the money is temporary.
The dumping caused more than $80,000 in damage at the Granite Creek recreation area off the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, the indictment says.
GCI’s cable viewers will have until March 31 to move over to Yukon TV, a streaming service.