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Railroad, Ship Creek Development, LLC, invest in mixed-use neighborhood

Kick-off event on January 23 to highlight a unique community planning, cond ominium developer and Railroad land project


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Railroad allure and land are the impetus behind a new Anchorage mixed-used development project featuring luxury townhouses and apartments, retail/restaurant space, and entertainment/recreational venues.  Situated on 11 acres of Alaska Railroad land near West Second Avenue and Christiansen Drive, the project promotes a downtown lifestyle with wide-ranging and nearby opportunities to “eat well, have fun and be fit,” said developer Bob Petersen of Ship Creek Development, LLC and The Petersen Group. Named The Rail, the phased development will begin with a sloping neighborhood comprised of 28 townhouse-style condos constructed in a modern industrial design. This first phase is known as Downtown Edge, a luxury townhome neighborhood, and calls for completion of reserved homes by Spring 2018.  Through years of coordinated master planning, the Alaska Railroad and Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) have long envisioned a community development approach that blends residential, recreational, industrial and business uses within the Ship Creek basin.  An in formational kick-off event is planned for noon, Monday, January 23, at the Anchorage Historic Depot, 411 W. First Avenue. Members of the press, community leaders and the public are invited to learn more about this unique project, its premier plans for mixed-use development, and the project’s potential for the Anchorage community. Invited speakers include:  


Alaska Railroad Board Vice Chair / Governor Bill Sheffield  

Alaska Railroad Vice President of Corporate Planning and Real Estate Jim Kubitz  

Bob Petersen, Ship Creek Development, LLC and The Petersen Group (developer/builder)  

The Honorable Ethan Berkowitz, Mayor of Anchorage  

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Bill Popp

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Executive Director Jamie Boring or President Gideon Garcia

Anchorage Community Development Authority Executive Director Andrew Halcro  


Event attendees can review site and condo plans, ask questions of the developer and other speakers, and tour the site.

More information about Downtown Edge is available at the project website: www.DowntownEdge.com

Downtown Edge: Condos at The Rail Kick-off Informational Event Noon – 2:30 p.m.


Monday, January 23, 2017


Site Tours, 1:30–2:30pm  Southwest corner of West Second Ave. and Christensen Dr. intersection


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