Girdwood desperately needs housing. A large and unique proposal from a veteran developer aims to help β€” but residents have many questions.


The Municipality of Anchorage and a team of developers are working together to convert a mile-long stretch of rolling forest in Girdwood into what could become the largest housing development the community has seen in decades.

Connie Yoshimura, a longtime Anchorage residential land developer and real estate agent who is leading the Holtan Hills project, says it could help address a severe housing crunch in the eclectic ski town between Alyeska Resort and Cook Inlet.

The proposal has quickly spurred intense interest and a lot of conversation in the community of about 2,000. A recent public meeting on the project drew around 100 people a…

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