Fish Creek Estuary Area Planning

Kevin Jeffrey Master Planning, Park, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Fish Creek Estuary Area Planning The Fish Creek Recreation Area on Douglas Island is a popular recreation area and contains valuable fish and wildlife habitat. Fish Creek is within and near the lands of the Áak’w Kwáan and the T’aakú Kwáan people. The City and Borough of Juneau, Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, and Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game and …

AJ Dock Renovation Study

Kevin Jeffrey Conceptual Studies, Master Planning, Renovation, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

AJ Dock Renovation Study AJ Dock management approached MRV with a desire to improve pedestrian and traffic flows for the arrival area while maintaining an appealing visitor experience. MRV conducted a diagrammatic study to provide the most efficient flow of people and vehicles, eliminating crosswalks and pinch points. Future branding and expansion goals were implemented into the design for wise …

CBJ Wayfinding

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

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

Zane Jones Civic, Master Planning, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Lemon Creek Master Planning 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 …

Sitka Waterfront Masterplan

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Sitka Waterfront Masterplan 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 …

Haines Main Street Masterplan

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Haines Main Street Masterplan 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, …

Alaska Ocean Center

Zane Jones Commercial, Conceptual Studies, Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Alaska Ocean Center 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 …

Blueprint Downtown

Zane Jones Award Winning, Master Planning, Tourism Leave a Comment

Blueprint Downtown 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, …

Icy Strait Point

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

Icy Strait Point 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 …

UAS Student Union Study

Zane Jones Conceptual Studies, Master Planning, Schools

UAS Student Union Study The University of Alaska Southeast invited three firms to prepare Conceptual options for a proposed new student union. The MRV solution provided a central location, linking the existing library and new Pugh Residence Hall. The facility included a large flexible meeting space and performing venue, cafeteria and social spaces, and a featured space for a Native-focused …