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Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 2265, Granby, CO 80446-2265
Office:  97 Forrest Drive, Granby, Colorado
Tel: 970-887-3759 ∙ Cell:  307-760-2922 ∙ Cell: 307-760-6890
e-mail:  pedersenplanning@gmail.com

Project Experience

Location: Seward, Alaska
Client: Alaska Chugach Natives, Inc
910 W. Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska  99503
Contact: Jim LaBelle, Vice President of Operations
Year Completed: 1984
Project Scope:

As senior development planner of Louis Berger & Associates in Anchorage, Alaska, Jim Pedersen managed and carried out an assessment of potential development options for some 85 acres of land having residential and commercial development potential.

The study forecasted local residential and commercial demands by projecting anticipated employment, population, and housing unit requirements, which were to be generated by four new economic projects and moderate community growth.  Forecasts of future housing unit requirements were compared with calculations of potential residential and commercial construction activity in the Seward area to determine unmet residential demand.  The demand for commercial floor space was determined through the forecast of potential secondary employment and the development and application of appropriate floor area ratios.  Based on these early assumptions of general development potential, several project development and investment options were identified to the client, Alaska Chugach Natives, Inc.