Vision: Our Downtown is the heart of our community--the site of growth,
hope and promise for a bright today and a promising future for generations to
Downtown project is a multi-year, multi-step project to implement the Anchorage Downtown
Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Comprehensive
Plan describes this important area as “Alaska’s civic and cultural
destination!” This area has so much to offer residents and visitors alike as
evidenced by our growing tourism market, increased focus on commercial
transportation, recreation, and healthcare.
Our Downtown – Step 1: Will complete the reformat of the Downtown Zoning Districts (B-2A,
B-2B, and B-2C) code and includes the following:
- Reformat the B-2A, B-2B, and B-2C Downtown Zoning Districts from old Title 21 into the current Title 21 format;
- Create Chapter
21.11: Downtown in Title 21 to address the districts, uses, and development in downtown;
- Add any relevant and
necessary references throughout all chapters of current Title 21 concerning the B-2A,
B-2B, and B-2C Downtown Zoning Districts.
We look forward to completing Step 1 with community input and direction. A Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing was held on February 3, 2020, and its recommendation has been forwarded to the Anchorage Assembly for a public hearing on Tuesday, April 14. Persons wishing to provide oral comments may do so at this meeting or written comments may be provided by mail to the Anchorage Assembly in c/o Barbara A. Jones, Municipal Clerk, P.O. Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519-6650; by FAX (907) 343-4313; or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, contact Kristine Bunnell, Senior Planner, at 343-7993 or email@example.com.
Project Flyer (New)
Map of Current Downtown Zoning Districts
Public Hearing Draft OUR DOWNTOWN – Step 1
Anchorage Assembly Public Hearing on April 14, 2020 – AO No. 2020-38
Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing Draft, February 3, 2020
Exhibit A: Staff Report
, Old Title 21 Code excerpts, 1983 CBD Plan, 1990 Urban Design Amenities
, Structure of Downtown Chapter, Translation of Allowed Uses, and Reformat of Bonus Amenities
, Guide to Significant Development & Design Standard Exemptions and Adjustments
Draft Ordinance (See final Assembly ordinance, AO No. 2020-38 above)
Exhibit B: Annotated Zoing Code Amendments (See Assembly update above, Attachment 2)
Exhibit C: Planning and Zoning Commission Draft Resolution (See adopted resolution above, Attachment 1)
Exhibit D: Policy Guidance from Comprehensive Plan
Exhibit E: Public Comments Received
Announcements and Posters
Events and What You Said
Our Downtown – Step 2: Will update sections of the Anchorage Downtown
Comprehensive Plan to reflect changing demographics, evolving residential,
business and retail markets, define areas for historic and cultural
preservation and management, review and redefine plan area and zoning
boundaries, and support new visitor and tourism experiences.
Our Downtown – Step 3:
Will transition the Downtown Zoning Districts currently adopted as B-2A, B-2B, and B-2C to the desired DT-1, DT-2, DT-3 while
considering the appropriate design elements and standards for buildings and
infrastructure envisioned by the Downtown Anchorage Comprehensive Plan.