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 MUNI HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN AND GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN 

 OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 31ST AT THE PIONEER SCHOOLHOUSE FROM 4-8 P.M. 

5/11/2012
Mayor's Office

Contact: Kristine Bunnell at 907.343.7993 or bunnellkr@muni.org

Anchorage – The Municipality of Anchorage is pleased to announce a public open house at the Historic Pioneer Schoolhouse from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31st.

Historic Preservation Plan (HPP):

The Public Review Draft of the Historic Preservation Plan for Anchorage’s Four Original Neighborhoods will be available for review and comment, in addition to maps identifying potential historic properties and districts in the planning area.  The Municipality has been working closely with the Government Hill, Downtown, South Addition, and Fairview Neighborhoods to develop a draft preservation plan for these neighborhoods.  This plan is anticipated to be the foundation for historic preservation planning and project implementation in the Anchorage Bowl.  Recommendations for several projects in the planning area and for each of the four neighborhoods will also be presented. Input and support of the planning effort has also been provided by the Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission, State Historic Preservation Office, and Alaska Association for Historic Preservation.  The Municipality continues to be supportive of historic preservation through the HPP, development of the South Addition Historical Context Statement, Consolidated Historic Database for the Four Neighborhoods, and the Government Hill Oral History Project.

Government Hill Neighborhood Plan GHNP:

Community members will engage in an interactive workshop, review draft development scenarios, and provide essential feedback for the ongoing development of the Government Hill Neighborhood Plan.  This is the third opportunity for the community to participate in developing a new vision for Government Hill.  Several draft re-development scenarios will be available for review and comment as we progress toward a vital step in assisting Government Hill in ways to mitigate impacts that may result from transportation improvements planned in their neighborhood.  Implementation ideas  and a report on the ongoing communication with community partners will also be a part of this open house.  Input and support of this planning effort has been provided by the Port of Anchorage, Alaska Railroad, and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.  Government Hill has played an integral role in the founding of Anchorage and continues to accommodate a variety of populations and life experiences for its residents.

Please join us and find out why these neighborhoods are so special!

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