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Planning Division

Boards & Commissions

*Audio recordings and agendas of the four regulatory/adjudicatory boards and commissions can be downloaded below.

Geotechnical Advisory Commission

The Geotechnical Advisory Commission (GAC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Assembly, Mayor, municipal departments, Planning and Zoning Commission, Platting Board, Building Board, Building Safety, and the professional design community by providing professional advice on issues relating to natural hazards risk mitigation.

Contact:    Jon Cecil, 343-7915, ceciljp@muni.org 

Meetings:  4th Tuesday each month, 12 noon
                    in the Planning Conference Room 170
   
                    Planning & Development Center
                    4700 Elmore Road 
                    Anchorage, Alaska  99507

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Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission encourages and furthers the interests of historic preservation by identifying, protecting, and interpreting the Municipality’s significant historic and cultural resources for the economic and social benefit of the community.  Learn more...

Contact:    Kristine Bunnell, 343-7993 or 343-7921, bunnellkr@muni.org

Meetings:  4th Thursday each month, 5:30 p.m.
                    in the Assembly Conference Room 155
  
                    City Hall
                    632 West 6th Avenue
                    Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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Planning and Zoning Commission

A regulatory/adjudicatory commission that develops, reviews, and make recommendations to the Assembly regarding the Comprehensive Plan and proposed amendments to Title 21 Land Use Regulations.  Learn more...

Contact:    Corliss Kimmel, 343-7943

Meetings:  1st and 2nd Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. 
                    in the Assembly Chambers

                    Z.J. Loussac Library
                    3600 Denali Street 
                    Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

"Old" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

"New" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

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Planning and Zoning Commission Policies

Platting Board

A regulatory/adjudicatory board that implements the comprehensive plan and other plans by enforcing subdivision regulations; conducts public hearings on plat applications and vacation of dedicated public areas.

Contact:     343-7942

Meetings:  1st Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                     in the Assembly Chambers

                     Z.J. Loussac Library 
                     3600 Denali Street 
                     Anchorage, Alaska 99503

"Old" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

"New" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

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Urban Design Commission

The Urban Design Commission is a regulatory/adjudicatory commission which implements the Comprehensive Plan and Title 21.  It has regulatory authority over public facility site plans, landscape plans, and screening along major highways. The Commission also has regulatory authority over requests for sign variances.

Contact:   Corliss Kimmel, 343-7943

Meetings:  2nd Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                    in the Assembly Chambers

                    Z.J. Loussac Library
                    3600 Denali Street
                    Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

"Old" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

"New" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

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Watershed & Natural Resources Advisory Commission

The Watershed & Natural Resources Advisory Commission (WNRC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Assembly, Mayor, municipal departments, Planning and Zoning Commission, Platting Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the state and federal resource agencies.  The Commission serves as a technical liaison and point of contact between federal, state, and local agencies.  The Commission reviews plans and makes project recommendations and responds with professional advice on issues relating to Anchorage’s watersheds, stream channels, and fish and wildlife resources.

Contact:    Thede Tobish, 343-7918 or 343-7921, tobishtg@muni.org

Meetings:  4th Wednesday each month, 12 noon
                    in the Assembly Conference Room 155 (May-Jan)
                    in Purchasing Conference Room 525 (Feb-Apr) 

                   City Hall
                   632 West 6th Avenue
                   Anchorage, Alaska 99501

View Current Agenda (Note location change for May) 

Zoning Board of Examiners and Appeals

A regulatory/adjudicatory board that hears requests for variances from zoning regulations and appeals from administrative decisions.

Contact:      343-7942

Meetings:   2nd and 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                     in the Assembly Chambers

                     Z.J. Loussac Library
                     3600 Denali Street 
                     Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

"Old" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

"New" Code 2014 Cut-Off Dates

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    • Planning Division
    • Director: Jerry T. Weaver, Jr.
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7909