City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

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230 South Franklin Street
4th Floor - Marine View Center

Monday through Friday
(except Holidays):
8 am to 4:30 pm
Applications received:
8 am to 4 pm

155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801

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Phone: 586.0770

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Juneau's Historic Preservation Plan

Juneau is in the midst of updating the City’s Historic Preservation Plan. During 2016, the Historic Resources Advisory Committee reached out to the public for comments and data, in support of their efforts to understand what the community values in terms of historical and cultural preservation. More information including the status of HRAC's progress can be found by clicking the link, above.

Blueprint Downtown

Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort focusing on the area from the Rock Dump to Norway Point which will incorporate past plans and combine them with a community vision of how downtown Juneau should continue to grow, develop, and harness opportunities while addressing challenges, ensuring that downtown continues to be a place to live, work, learn, and visit. 

Click the link, above, to visit the Blueprint Downtown website.

Juneau Flood Map Revision Project

The City and Borough of Juneau and FEMA are in the process of updating flood zone maps. FEMA and CBJ will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday August 28 from 6-8 pm, with a presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Dzantik'i Heen Middle School Commons, 1600 Renninger Street. For more information and to view revised maps, click the link above.

Homeowner Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program

The CBJ Assembly has appropriated $480,000 to continue this incentive program, providing $6,000 in grant funding to homeowners that add an accessory apartment to their home. This is intended to further one of the goals of the Juneau Housing Action Plan - to create new housing opportunities for the workforce, seniors and families in the community. Click on the link, above, for more information and to access the application for the grant.

Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy

The purpose of the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy document is to define goals for Juneau’s energy future, focusing on more efficient use of existing capacity and new energy supplies, and to develop strategies and policies for achieving these goals. This report is the first step in that process, providing the background information and framework needed to take the next steps.

Final Juneau Housing Action Plan

Committed to sustaining Juneau as a dynamic place to live, the CBJ contracted with czb LLC, a planning firm from Alexandria, Virginia. Specializing in housing analysis and neighborhood strategy, czb worked with Juneau residents to develop this Housing Action Plan. The Plan offers a framework for a new direction in Juneau housing policy, one that strives to create fluidity in Juneau's housing market, creates an inviting place for workers and new families to call home, and enables seniors to remain in the community.

Lemon Creek Area Plan

The neighborhood, with support from the Community Development Department, analyzed the Lemon Creek area to identify the community’s priorities,develop and maintain communication with residents and business owners, plan for the long term, and provide consistency with community’s goals for the future of the city and borough. The plan was adopted by the CBJ Assembly on January 8, 2018..

Mission Statement


The mission of the Community Development Department is to help Juneau become the community it wants to be. We facilitate a planning process that engages the community and is responsive to the community’s changing needs and expectations. We continue to improve our codes and permitting processes in the building of effective, efficient services. We respond to our customers seeking information on building and development permits with open, friendly service. Our conduct reflects the highest of ethical and professional standards.


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