For Immediate Release
Borough Mayor Bryce Ward’s Statement on Polaris Building Demolition Funding
March 11, 2022 (Fairbanks) Statement from Borough Mayor Bryce Ward on the Polaris Building demolition funding.
“Our community has received notice that approximately $10 million was secured for the demolition of the Polaris Building in downtown Fairbanks. This funding was a part of the $1.5 trillion Omnibus spending bill. This is excellent news for the community.
It has undoubtedly been a marathon for our congressional delegation to work through the 2700 pages of information. I would like to extend thanks to our senior Senator Lisa Murkowski and her staff for their diligent work on this project. I would also like to thank Representative Don Young for voting his support for the FY 2022 Appropriations Omnibus.
The demolition of the Polaris is key to the economic development of downtown Fairbanks. Once the building has been razed, it opens many re-development options for this ideal location in the heart of Fairbanks. The next step once congress and the president sign off on the budget is for the FNSB to officially waive the tipping fees for the non-hazardous waste at the landfill.”