South Anchorage Retail Center

  • Location Anchorage, AK
  • Client JL Properties, Inc.
  • Owner JL Affiliate
  • Restaurant + Retail

    Part restaurant, part retail space – designed Alaskan tough.

  • Upscale

    Popular South restaurant, art studio and high-end fly-fishing shop draw discerning crowds.

Outdoor meets indoor. This new, mixed use facility was specifically designed to capitalize on its highly desirable retail location. The exterior wood, glass and stone elements naturally draw the attention of those going to and from the neighboring national retailer locations. Terrific views of the Alaskan Range are provided by South restaurant’s patio dining area which also features an exterior cooler, solar panels, and a fire element.  There is also additional outdoor seating available in the front of the building.  The interior design of the 7,500 SF restaurant called for a clerestory roof to provide the desired natural interior light.  The roof was supported by steel trusses to frame the required elevation change. Essentially a core and shell, the entire 19,000 SF facility used CMU bearing and shear walls with steel open web joists and steel wide flange beams. Additionally, a self-supporting, cantilevered, steel wide flanged canopy was extended around two sides of the building’s retail area.  Designed to withstand the onslaught of Alaska’s wind, seismic activity and heavy snow loads, this facility is functional as well as beautiful.