Juenau Hydropower obtains Conditional Use Permit for Sweetheart Lake

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Hydropower is one step closer to beginning construction at Sweetheart Lake following Tuesday night's meeting of the Planning Commission.

    Juneau Hydropower owner Keith Comstock spoke with News of the North about their latest development.

    "We were unanimously awarded a Conditional Use Permit from the CBJ Planning Commission to begin construction on the Sweetheart Lake Hydropower Project," announced Comstock. "We're very appreciative of all the hard work put in by the city staff."

    Obtaining a Conditional Use Permit means they're now authorized to begin construction. However, there's still a few details to work out.

    "Our best estimate at this point is that construction will begin later this year. It's our goal; there are still a few issues to be resolved with the Army Corps of Engineers and some other agencies, but it looks like we should be able to get into construction later this year."

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