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Current News - December 10, 2018

Compatible-Scale Infill Housing (R-2 Zones) Project - Public Hearing Draft

The Public Hearing Draft R-2 Districts Amendment has been released for public review and comment.  Comments are due Thursday, January 24, 2019. Click below to view the document and information on schedule and events and where to send comments.

Compatible-scale Infill Housing (R-2 Zones) Project Page 

2040 Implementation Projects  

The Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan shows the near-term actions to take in order to achieve the housing, neighborhoods, and mixed-use centers envisioned in the plan.  Below are current and upcoming projects, with participation opportunities, to carry out some of the 2040 actions listed on page 96 of the Plan.  These projects make changes to Anchorage's development regulations for housing and mixed-use:

  • PARKING REDUCTIONS BY-RIGHT:  This project streamlines approvals for a reduced number of parking spaces for housing developments, and creates some additional reductions. (carries out 2040 Action 4-3)
  • COMPATIBLE-SCALE INFILL HOUSING:  This project proposed to delete a 2.5-story building requirement in the R-2M zone and replacing it with a building envelope (FAR) standard to address building bulk and scale. (Action 4-4)
  • ADDITIONAL HOUSING BY DESIGN:  This project amends development regulations to create more compact infill housing opportunities, in the R-3 and R-2M zones. It includes allowing one or two more units on some lots, subject to neighborhood compatibility standards. (Action 4-4)
  • MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT:  This project simplifies regulations for residential mixed-use projects in the commercial zones and in the R-4A district.  It also revises the existing CCO overlay zone to better implement designated Town Centers.  (Actions 3-1 and 3-5)  
  • REINVESTMENT FOCUS AREAS (RFAs):  This project establishes an RFA selection procedure, with approval by the Anchorage Assembly and new incentives for reinvestment in RFAs.  Also, it initiates the first RFA, potentially in Spenard/Midtown.  (Actions 2-2 and 2-3)   

Other 2040 actions may be taken by other agencies, such as transportation plans and investments by AMATS.

Bookmark this page and participate in these upcoming 2040  LUP implementation projects.

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    • Director: Michelle J. McNulty, AICP
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7931

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Long-Range Planning Division
Planning Department
P.O. Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519-6650

Phone: (907) 343-7921
Fax: (907) 343-7927

Planner:     Tom Davis 
                    (907) 343-7916