CBJ Wayfinding

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Downtown Juneau Wayfinding Project MRV teamed with Mayer Reed for the CBJ Wayfinding project. MRV played a major role in helping lead public meetings and facilitate Mayer Reed’s specialized design skillset. Walking tours and information gathering was a significant element of early planning. MRV was the team liaison with many local stakeholder groups, including; HRAC, Filipino Community, JAHC, State Library …

Lemon Creek Master Planning

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The Lemon Creek Area Plan strives to encourage future development that should protect its cultural and natural resources, provide for quality housing, and walkable, bikeable, safe neighborhoods, while sustaining its position as an attractive area for local businesses — Juneau’s midtown. The community of Juneau should use the plan to pursue ongoing solutions to enhance the livability and functionality of …

Sitka Waterfront Masterplan

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The Sitka Waterfront Master Plan included two phases.  Phase I was an over-all master plan that looked at five different regions that comprised the central Sitka waterfront core.  Phase II was a subsequent refined master plan that focused on the most strategic central section of the waterfront which contained the convention center, library, boat harbor, bus and car parking, and …

Haines Main Street Masterplan

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MRV and our subconsultant team, including Sheinberg Associates and McDowell, were contracted to prepare a master plan analysis that looked at the Haines downtown area, including the traditional Main Street corridor, and the separated Fort Chilkoot and cruise dock area. The planning effort was developed in three phases, with the first phase focused on fact-finding, surveys, and conversations with critical …

Alaska Ocean Center

Alaska Ocean Center

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The Alaska Ocean Center is a proposed facility to be located on the site of the old “Subport”, a prime piece Juneau waterfront adjoining the Coast Guard Facilities in the “Willoughby District” downtown.  The property, currently owned by Alaska Mental Health Land Trust, has long been identified for prime waterfront development. The proposed design is a single-story facility, show-casing the …

Blueprint Downtown

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MRV, and our consultants Lucid Reverie and Sheinberg Associates, are completing work for Blueprint Downtown.  This planning study is the first step of the critical update of the Downtown Juneau Area Plan.  The Blueprint Downtown deliverable will be a series of community-derived priorities and action items, which then inform the more detailed developed of the Downtown Area Plan, providing the …

Icy Strait Point

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MRV Architects was hired by Huna Corporation to provide conceptual site planning and detailed building design for comprehensive expansions to their visitor facilities at Icy Strait Point, just outside of Hoonah. The new site plan and building additions were central to a major expansion around a new deep-draft cruise ship dock, which substantially increased the number of visitors to the …