Legislature may convert Juneau office building into housing

JUNEAU (AP) — Legislative leaders are pursuing the idea of converting a building across the street from the Capitol into 33 apartments that could be used for lawmakers and staff during sessions in Juneau.

The Juneau Community Foundation last year donated the building to the Legislature. The three-story building currently is used for private offices and for COVID-19 testing for lawmakers and staff. Tenants have been told their leases will not be renewed.

Estimates prepared for the Legislative Council, a panel of House and Senate leaders, suggested it could cost $5.5 million for design, permitti...


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