Residents React to Future Cargo Facility in Anchorage


Residents in the Raspberry Road neighborhood of Anchorage are concerned about the possibility of a cargo facility being built across the street. Your Alaska Link’s La’Shawn Donelson has reaction from community members. 

In the field right behind me will be built a possible new cargo facility. And many residents are concerned about their health, air quality, pollution, and wildlife.

“On the business side of it, I love it. I love the idea of having the economic piece come to our city and bring in extra cargo ships and bringing in more jobs.” – Matt Sanders/Anchorage Resident

Anchors resident Matt Sanders has mixed feelings about the development. There are a lot of unanswered questions by community members the wildlife.

“They state that there is no wildlife behind this fence. Yet dozens of photos were submitted by citizens tourist.” – Matt Sanders/Anchorage Resident

Sean Dolan is the CEO of North Link Aviation, who is a developer in this project. I went straight to him with questions from the community because.

“You know, we’re we’re adhering to all of the federal regulations related to air emissions, protecting wildlife.” – Sean Dolan, Ceo Of Northlink Aviation

Another resident questions if their environmental safety protocols are being enforced.

“I have a questionable stance on it. I recently found out that the environmental impact assessment is not being done.” – James Parks/Anchorage Resident

To that question Dolan responded.

“Making sure that we’re not doing anything to pollute the soil as we do the project.” – Sean Dolan, Ceo Of Northlink Aviation

While other residents believe that the developers are only after monetary gain.

“So close to a neighborhood and residential area and not, you know, the wildlife, it’s just absolutely heinous. And I think all they’re doing is for money. They don’t care about the people or the livelihoods here of the families.” – Rea Heart/ Anchorage Resident

The developers say they want to listen to the community.

“Safety and environmental stewardship and being a good neighbor and listening to concerns and addressing those concerns the best we can.” – Sean Dolan, Ceo Of Northlink Aviation

Community members will have another public meeting and comment period tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Anchorage Legislative Office. La’shawn Donelson, your Alaska link, Anchorage.