North Shanly Area Development Plan
The Division of Land Management, in coordination with the Parks & Recreation Department, is undertaking an exciting planning and implementation process with a parcel of land donated to the Borough in the 1990's.
North Shanly is ideally located in close proximity to long-time local businesses, the University, and attractions like Creamer's Field, the Fairgrounds and the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market.
A large enough portion of it is buildable, and for that reason, Land Management wanted to make sure that proper land use planning took place before assembling into larger parcels for sale and development.
A Financial Feasibility Plan is expected in 2019 that will help to direct the terms of a future sale or development agreement. Concurrently, Land Management will be working with the Department of Community Planning to begin the entitlement process (correcting zoning, replatting or vacation of lot lines, etc).
Call if you have questions or comments about the plan and the ongoing activities surrounding this future project.
Several actions in the 1960-1970's created hydrology/drainage issues - from the DOT cut-off ditch, to movement of dirt and removal of vegetation by the lumber yard previously located along College Rd. Planning will take the current and potential future conditions into account, but this is a key driver for this land in particular. The areas with bad drainage and standing water will likely be incorporated into a design through passive use, i.e. open space or park land.
Two other portions of the area, which have slightly higher elevation and better drainage, will be scrutinized and subjected to an extensive analysis to include market conditions before a use is determined. Two distinct possibilities include multi-family residences and/or mixed use development with both commercial and multi-family components. The boundaries shown on the map below are subject to change.
Opportunities for public involvement will be numerous:
We want to make sure that whatever becomes of this land, it benefits the public in the best way possible. Let us know what you think!
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Division of Land Management
907 Terminal St., 2nd Floor
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