The District is a result of cooperative efforts between the Museum, the Anchorage Community Development Authority, the Municipality of Anchorage and private property owners.
In an explicit public-private partnership, the District’s anchor and agency partners, private property owners, and ongoing engagement with the public will help form and determine its success.
The Anchorage Museum will serve as the lead and the anchor cultural institution in the District and will support the effort on an ongoing basis, contributing staff time, design services, and programming in the form of residencies, events, and community opportunities in the District.
The Anchorage Community Development Authority is the other anchor to the District, supporting and advancing ideas that realize community vision in an economically viable and sustainable way.
Design House Alaska, Degrees North Studio, and The Jules Bed+Breakfast add to the creative economy in the District and are a key part of planning and programming.
A steering committee made up of property owners and anchor organizations in the District helps to guide efforts to create a vibrant segment of downtown.
The Municipality supports the District in advocating for exceptional design and safety and in communicating and collaborating with the steering committee and District anchors regarding needs for District development, community engagement, and special events.