Walking Tours are in the News!

Thanks to KTOO and the Empire for attending our first two walking tours. Here is a link to the most recent article about the Pedestrian and Vehicle Access tour. Join us this Saturday, 1pm at the JAHC, for a tour focused on Cultural Identity, Sustainability, and Environment. The tour will end with an informal discussion at Sacred Grounds at 2:30pm. To learn more, navigate to the Walking Tours page of this site via the menu at the top of the page. To go directly to the registration page for the event, click here.

Update to the Assembly

Paul Voelckers, MRV, and Pat Race, Lucid Reverie, presented to the Juneau City Assembly on Monday, January 14th. They gave an update on the “Visioning” phase of Blueprint Downtown. Photo by Laura Boyce.

Meeting Report: October 30th Open House

Whether you have been with us from the beginning or are just hearing about Blueprint Downtown* for the first time, we hope you will take a look at this report from our most recent meeting. It contains insights into the current priorities of our community, and will be one of the resources we use to communicate a community vision to the steering committee in January. We will be launching an online feedback form soon, so you can tell us what you like and what we are still missing! Thank you for participating in this community planning process.

October 30th Meeting Report

*The mission of Blueprint Downtown is to create a long term area-plan for the Downtown Juneau area that reflects current public desires and incorporates past work from relevant existing plan. Right now, Blueprint Downtown is in it’s Visioning stage. Our team has been working hard to connect with the community and listen to your ideas and concerns. With your help, we are working towards drafting a core Vision that will help guide the steering committee through the remainder of the planning process. The third and final public Vision meeting will be January 24th, details TBA.


What projects would you fund?

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House last week! We had over one hundred people visit ten interactive stations to see our mid-way results and offer their input.

One station was called, “Pay With Your Pennies.” Each individual was given ten pennies to spend however they wanted on ten different hypothetical CBJ projects. Take a look at what they chose:

This is a small slice of the large amount of public input we have collected over the last few months. We will be publishing a full meeting report soon, along with a new online survey to continue soliciting your feedback.


Second Public Meeting: Open House!

The public is invited to attend a Blueprint Downtown open house on Tuesday October 30th , 6.30pm to 8.30pm,  at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Avenue.

Ever since our kick-off event on August 30th, we have been listening to the community’s ideas through meetings, interviews & surveys. Please join us at the second Blueprint Downtown public meeting to find out what we’re hearing and add your voice to the process by reflecting on the data that has been gathered.

This event will have an open house format, so you can drop by anytime and stay for as long as you like! There will be stations to visit where you can see what we are learning and provide your own feedback and input.

Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

Gathering Data

In the week following our first public meeting we have been processing results and continuing to seek out opinions and ideas from as many groups as possible. We hit the streets to interview tourists about their experience of downtown, as well as seasonal merchants in the South Franklin area. In the coming weeks we will be reaching out to year-round merchants, neighborhood groups, Valley residents, cultural communities, school students, and more! If you are part of a group or community with input for the future of downtown, please notify us through the contact us portion of this site. Stay tuned for reports of emerging themes and details for our October 30th public meeting.