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Public meeting about APU extension project

A public meeting is taking place Jan. 22 to discuss the University Lake Drive Extension Project.

The current proposal is designed to extend and upgrade University Lake Drive, adjacent to UAA, to University Drive at Alaska Pacific University.

An APU Master Plan for the campus was released last year and states that the construction is taking place on endowed land granted to it by the Municipality of Anchorage, or MOA, in a 2005 federal grant for transportation enhancements.

A press release from the MOA states that the project is designed to increase access and circulation through APU.

It also addresses ways the construction will affect a variety of issues such as the University Lake Dog Park, ski trails and the environment.

The meeting takes place Jan. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the Municipality of Anchorage Planning and Development Center at 4700 Elmore Rd.

For more information about the project, visit

For complete coverage of the public meeting and construction updates, visit or read next week’s print edition on stands Jan. 29.

*  In the Jan. 22 issue of The Northern Light, we incorrectly headlined the story, “Public meeting about UAA extension project.” The headline has been changed online to correctly read, “Public meeting about APU extension project.”

Photo courtesy of The Municipality of Anchorage

Written by J. Almendarez

J. Almendarez is a journalism junior who transferred to UAA this fall from San Antonio College, located in South Texas. At SAC, she worked at the national award winning student publication, The Ranger, as a reporter, photographer, Multimedia Editor and Executive Editor. After graduation next fall, she plans to work as a reporter for a daily in South Texas. Eventually, she would like to earn a Master's degree in Media Convergence. After a long career in journalism, she will go back to San Antonio College, teach a reporting class and die while preaching in front of a group of students about the importance of legit journalism and AP Style.