Juneau Digest

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007

Special election registration open

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JUNEAU - March 4 is the last day to register for the special election on state employee benefits. The election is scheduled April 3.

Voters will decide this ballot question: Shall the legislature adopt a proposed amendment to the state Constitution to be considered by the voters at the 2008 general election that would prohibit the state, or a municipality or other subdivision of the state, from providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and to same sex partners of public employee retirees?

Registration forms are available at election and municipal clerks' offices, the Division of Motor Vehicles and most libraries.

For more information, contact the Director's Office in Juneau at 465-4611. Applications for voter registration and absentee by mail voting are also available on the Division of Elections' Web site: www.elections.state.ak.us.

Planning commission approves office park

JUNEAU - A Juneau developer's office park project has been OK'd by the Planning Commission, opening up possibilities for growth in the Juneau International Airport area.

"They are looking at it being a very visible location," said Ben Lyman, the city planner who worked on the project proposed by resident Richard Stone.

Stone was granted a use permit for an office park, Entrance Pointe, to be built on a roughly 142,000 square feet section of land between Airport Boulevard and Old Dairy Road Tuesday by the commission.

The proposed office park would consist of nine buildings, ranging in size from 1,024 square feet to 11,548 square feet. Three of those are already existing, with construction now being done on one building that will be the home of the new Alaska Litho print shop.

Stone said the location was chosen because it sits between the high traffic area between the Mendenhall Valley and the airport, with good visibility from Egan Drive. The office park will be designed to be occupied primarily by finance and professional offices although some areas might be suitable for retail shops. Names of potential occupants have not been released.

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