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Big ticket items on Sullivan’s wish list

By Rhonda McBride 9:12 AM December 5, 2013

Project list is long and pricey

ANCHORAGE – It’s sort of like a list for Santa, only it’s the state legislature that has the power to say yea or nay.

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s wish list for capital projects is plenty long and pricey, starting with a $250 million request for expansion of the Port of Anchorage.

The project has been stalled for years after faulty construction was discovered. It’s not likely all of the money to finish work at the port will come from the legislature, Sullivan said.

“It may include legislative grants this session,” he said. “It may include a bond on the ballot in August or November. We want to start strategizing on how to get it done, so we definitely want to keep it as a placeholder.”

It’s yet to be determined how the work will actually get funded, the mayor said. He’s said he’s hoping to meet with the governor and lawmakers soon to come up with a plan.

Also on the municipality’s list of requests is $25 million for a new public health building. Sullivan said the Anchorage Health and Human Services building at the corner of Ninth Avenue and L Street is worn out. He wants to sell the property, which is on a prime piece of real estate near the city park strip. Sullivan said he believes new development at the current site could be a huge boost to the city tax rolls.

The Municipality of Anchorage is also asking for $10 million for Loussac Library renovations. Part of the money would be used to fix up the entryway that is starting to crumble.

The mayor also wants to spend more than $12 million on the Chester Creek Complex, which includes relocating Mulcahy Stadium and building a new facility. Bus riders will be pleased with the request of $8.2 million for a new Midtown transit center. The municipality is also asking for $12.5 million for Spenard road construction.

The complete project request list is 80 pages long.

 

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