A rent increase is forcing the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles to move from its Benson Boulevard offices in Anchorage to an unspecified University of Alaska Anchorage-owned building elsewhere in Midtown.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration disclosed the move in its supplemental budget request released Wednesday. In the request, it asked lawmakers to approve an extra $500,000 for the relocation, including “a new lease, moving expenses, furniture build-out, and public information.”
“The Division of Motor Vehicles unexpectedly must move from their current Benson Boulevard location in mid-town Anchorage to another mid-town location due to lease cost increases,” budget documents say.
The DMV’s deputy director, Jenna Wamsganz, did not respond to a request for additional information.
Public records show that the Benson Boulevard building is owned by a company called North Star 1300, LLC. Its owners could not be reached for comment.
Correction: This story originally mis-identified Wamsganz as the DMV’s director.