Proposed Low-Income Apartments Angers Neighbors

Plans for a new Juneau low-income apartment complex are already facing opposition from neighborhood groups who feel the project was pushed through without local input.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Plans for a new Juneau low-income apartment complex are already facing opposition from neighborhood groups who feel the project was pushed through without local input.

Neighbors are concerned the project will devalue their property and bring increase traffic and noise to the area.

The proposed 40 unit complex would include 15 units open to all income levels. The selection process will be conducted by the property's owner, a limited liability company controlled by Volunteers of America Alaska.

Twenty-five units would target those with incomes between $21,163 and $48,920.

The property would include such amenities as a community center, a playground, geothermal heating systems and a five-star plus energy rating.

The project has no official timeline, but the developers hope to break ground next spring.

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