The Glory Hall purchases land for new shelter

    Bruce Denton.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Glory Hall will share the property with Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

    Board Member Bruce Denton said the sale of the property closed in December. 

    He said SAIL intends to build a non-profit campus on the property.  The land will be subdivided into two separate properties.

    An application for a conditional use permit will be submitted soon to the CBJ.

    "We are getting ready for the application.  There will be some public hearings as part of that process," he added.

    The group is also starting fundraising.  They hope to be under construction this summer.  They have hired Carver Construction to do the work.

    The land is located adjacent to St. Vincent De Paul which now houses the sleep-off center.

    Denton declined to release the purchase price for the land.

    He did express optimism that they will raise the money needed to build the facility.

    They are still considering options for the downtown shelter on South Franklin Street.

    SAIL is an Aging and Disability Resource Center that serves the region including Haines, Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan.

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