ACDA Awards Boazu-AK Contract for the Midtown District Plan and Business Improvement District Study

ACDA has selected Boazu-AK of Anchorage, Alaska, to explore the feasibility of a Midtown Business Improvement District (BID) and develop a Midtown District Plan that encompasses three community council areas.

The Boazu-AK group is comprised of principal owner, Kristine Bunnell, who brings 25 years of experience in the public sector, which includes long-range planning. She most recently led the completion of “Our Downtown Plan” which was approved in 2022. Holly Spoth-Torres, owner and principal of Huddle, AK will manage the public engagement and outreach while Shanna Zuspan, owner and principal of Agnew::Beck, will manage the gathering and translation of complex technical data.

“This is a major step of progress for ACDA,” said Mike Robbins, Executive Director for ACDA. “ACDA is aligning their community development decisions with the adopted plans of the Municipality of Anchorage, which was recommended by ACDA’s Board of Directors during their 2022 strategic planning process.”  

Project leads for MOA’s Long-Range Planning will be Daniel McKenna Foster and Melinda Gant of ACDA. MOA Long-Range Planning will be hosting a public website page for project updates.

The BID study has been funded by ARPA funding 1, which was recommended by Anchorage Assembly Members Meg Zaletel and Felix Rivera and awarded to ACDA. This study should be completed by the end of the year. The Midtown District Plan, under the funding of ARPA 2, was a grant written by Melinda Gant and awarded to MOA Long-Range Planning. It is expected that the Plan will be completed by 2025.


Founded in 1984, ACDA is a self-funded public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage that facilitates community and economic development opportunities and public parking for a safe and vibrant community to build our city’s future.

Contact:  Melinda Gant, External Affairs Director

Phone: 907-297-4417