Strategy for Implementation Of The Plan
Strategy for Preservation
Strategies for implementing the preservation plan may include
educational programs to increase the publics knowledge, understanding, and
appreciation of the communitys past; programs and guidelines for maintaining and
enhancing the historic features of the community; and programs to document and protect the
communitys rich heritage. Other strategies may include working jointly with groups
and organizations which, through their own programs educate the community about historic
preservation and actively work toward preservation of historic resources. A critical
strategy for preservation would be the establishment of community processes for resolving
conflicts between the preservation of historic resources and alternative development and
Objectives and Implementing Actions
This section of the plan features the preservation objectives which
support the overall goals. Associated with each goal are implementing actions which offer
strategies and/or specific tasks which, when completed, would meet the goals and
objectives of the plan.
Where specific tasks are identifiable they are included within the
implementing actions. Other actions may require further development and therefore no
specific tasks are presented at this time.
Maintain and support the Historic Resources Advisory Committee as the
CBJ citizen committee for the purpose of protecting historic resources in the community
and implementing the Historic Preservation Plan.
- Change the role and responsibilities of the Historic
Resources Advisory Committee to include the following:
- Reviewing and making recommendations on local projects that might
affect properties identified in the local historic preservation plan;
- Reviewing and developing nominations to the National Register of
Historic Places for properties within the city and borough of Juneau;
- Cooperating and consulting with the Assembly, Planning Commission,
Design Review Board, and the Alaska Historical Commission on all matters concerning
historical districts and historic, prehistoric, and archaeological preservation in the
city and borough of Juneau;
- Perform periodic reviews of the trends in the community to assure the
goals and objectives of the Juneau Historic Preservation Plan are being met and when
necessary make recommendations for updating the plan;
- Review and make recommendations to the Assembly for local
designations of significant historic buildings within the city and borough of Juneau; and
- * Perform other activities which are necessary and proper to carry out
the above duties.
Continue the effort to identify historic resources within the City and
Borough of Juneau.
- Continue to survey pre-historic and historic sites,
structures, buildings, and objects within the City and Borough of Juneau. The following
neighborhoods need to be surveyed for historic buildings to complete the inventory of
historic resources in the community:
Update the Inventory of Historic Sites and Structures:
City and Borough of Juneau, (March 1986) to include recent survey and inventory work.
Develop a computer database for easier access to the
inventory of historic sites, structures, buildings, and objects compatible with OHAs
Alaska Heritage Resources database.
Develop and implement a use and access policy for historic
preservation information especially that which is sensitive to protect the particular
- Casey-Shattuck * Distin Street
- Gastineau Avenue * Starr Hill
- Thane * Twin Lakes Area
Determine the relative significance of identified historic resources in
the community and officially recognize such resources.
- Conduct assessments and develop procedures for the
preservation and care of the pre-historic and historic resources by professionals in
history, architecture, archaeology, and Native culture.
- Continue the effort to list historic Juneau properties on
the National Register of Historic Places. There are some individual buildings and sites
that have historic significance that should be nominated to the National Register of
Historic Places. These include:
Develop and adopt criteria for local designation of
historically significant buildings, sites, structures, and objects.
- Alaska State Capitol
- WWII Memorial Building (Juneau-Douglas City Museum)
- Treadwell Mining Ruins
- Sentinel Island Lighthouse
- Skaters Cabin
- Bureau of Mines Building (Mayflower Island)
Identify appropriate measures to protect significant historic
and cultural resources.
- Develop design guidelines and standards to follow when proposed
projects involve or impact historic buildings.
- Establish a special review process to consider potential impacts to
historic and cultural resources caused by development projects.
- Develop partnering opportunities among Federal, State, and local
government agencies to identify potential impacts to historic and cultural resources
during early phases of project development.
- Establish a special review process for evaluating and mitigating
potential impacts from tourism on historic and cultural resources.
- Establish long-range goals for the preservation of cultural resource
objects and written and oral history.
- Investigate measures to assure that appropriate consideration has
been given to the impacts of demolition proposals for significant historic buildings.
- Establish a register of significant historic and cultural resources
within the City and Borough of Juneau.
Encourage and assist owners of significant historic properties
to maintain their original architectural character.
- Establish a clearinghouse of design information to assist owners of
historic properties when making changes to their buildings.
- Develop design guidelines for use by owners of historic properties
to suggest methods of construction which retain the original architectural character of
- Adopt tax incentives and code provisions which encourage maintaining
the architectural character of historic buildings.
- Establish a process for which significant historic buildings in the
community may be officially designated as such.
- Investigate and develop local funding assistance programs which will
assist owners of historic buildings in retaining the historic architectural character of
- Work with owners of historic properties to comply with Americans
with Disabilities Act while retaining important historic features of their buildings.
Extend the Downtown Historic District to include areas of similar architectural character
as the current district.
- Work with property owners of the area to extend the district for
assuring the character of the historic downtown is retained.
- At such time that the district is extended, expand the current
historic district standards to include any unique historic characteristics for this
particular part of the district if different from the rest.
Support the Downtown Historic District Standards to assure the
unique architectural character of the district is preserved and protected.
- Review and evaluate the effectiveness of the current Historic
- Update the Historic District Standards if appropriate.
Educate and inform the general public about Juneau's unique
history and Native heritage.
- Work with school curriculum and programs to educate the younger
generations about the importance of historic preservation.
- Develop an on-line Webpage which features the history of the
community, explains the importance and value of historic preservation, and includes the
Historic Preservation Plan.
- Promote historic events such as, the 4th of July, Salmon Derby,
Celebration and other historic events, as a method of educating the community to the
importance of historic preservation.
- Support and work with the Gastineau Channel Historical Society,
Juneau Gold Rush Commission, Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau, Native
organizations, and other such groups on cooperative education efforts.
- Coordinate community education efforts with existing programs of the
Juneau Douglas City Museum.
- Investigate a variety of media formats, such as video, computer
CDs, Internet web page, and publications, to educate the community of the history of
Juneau and the importance of historic preservation.
Support and maintain the city owned museums (Juneau Douglas City
Museum and the Last Chance Mining Museum) as repositories for heritage materials and
information held in the public interest and as a place of learning about Juneaus
history and historic resources.
- Develop partnering opportunities with the Gastineau Channel
Historical Society, Juneau Gold Rush Commission, and other non-profit and for-profit
groups for cooperative efforts to promote the museum and historic preservation activities.
- Develop strategies for obtaining greater support for city owned
museums and historic properties.
- Develop a comprehensive plan for operations, management, and
facilities of the city owned museums.
Develop interpretive materials throughout the community to
inform the public about the heritage of local Natives and other ethnic groups of the area.
- Work with local groups and the Juneau Douglas City Museum to
document and interpret Native and other ethnic heritage.
- Provide public interchanges at schools and museums about Native and
other ethnic heritage.
- Develop interpretive signs and exhibits within the community which
highlights the history of Juneau from different cultural perspectives.
- Coordinate with developers of interpretive guides, tours, and signs
to feature different cultural perspectives.
- Support the development of exhibits, educational brochures, and
interpretive signs which establish an appreciation and understanding of the areas rich
ethnic diversity and history.
Provide a means for understanding and appreciating the traditional culture of
Juneau's Native people.
- Support a Native Studies Program in city schools.
- Involve Natives in telling about the Native history of this area.
- Work with Native organizations to educate the community at large of
the value and importance of the Native customs and culture.
- Support the development of interpretive exhibits at the Juneau
Douglas City Museum depicting the Auke and Taku Tlingit.
- Support the development of interpretive concepts of the original Auk
Village at Auke Recreation area including such options as signs, traditional art, or a
re-creation of the traditional village.
- Work with Native organizations to document and promote use of
traditional place names throughout the community.
Promote accurate depictions by the visitor industry of
Juneaus unique historic background and Native heritage.
- Support the Juneau Douglas City Museum educational programs for tour
vendors about the history and culture of the Juneau community.
- Develop a recognition program for tour vendors who demonstrate the ability to
deliver accurate depictions of Juneau's history and Native heritage.