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Planning Division

Team Members:

Tom Davis
Senior Planner

Jon Cecil
Senior Planner

Jody Seitz
Associate Planner

Anchorage 2040  
Land Use Plan

Current News  

February 14, 2017

The Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan (2040 LUP) supplements the Municipality's Comprehensive Plan for the Anchorage Bowl. Anchorage 2020--Anchorage Bowl Comprehensive Plan serves as the framework for the 2040 LUP

A community discussion draft Land Use Plan Map and its narrative report were released beginning on February 29, 2016.    Comments received during the review-and-comment period helped shape the Public Hearing Draft of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan (2040 LUP), which was released in late September 2016. 

A public hearing was held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on October 17, 2016.  The Commission's deliberations on the Public Hearing Draft will continue into April 2017.  When completed, the Commission will then forward its recommendations to the Anchorage Assembly.

Click here to go to the draft 2040 LUP documents.

Upcoming Public Events

Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are held in the Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers, 3600 Denali Street

  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Recent Public Events 
  • CANCELLED Planning and Zoning Commission Special Meeting
    Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Special Meeting
    Friday, January 20, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.


  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations
    Monday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.

  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Deliberations 
    Monday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session 
    Monday, November 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
    Monday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Joint Worksession with Assembly and Planning and Zoning Commission
    Friday, October 7, 12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m.
    City Hall, 632 West 6th Avenue, Mayor's Conference Room 830 
  • Informational Meeting
    Wednesday, September 28, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Spenard Recreation Center, 2020 West 48th Avenue
  • Informational Meeting
    Monday, September 26, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 East 19th Avenue
  • Presentation before the Federation of Community Councils
    Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.
    Community Councils Center, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane

Land Use Plan Map
Community Discussion Draft  (February 29, 2016)




Past Event Information

The LUPM has two essential functions: 1) Designate the future location and intensity of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional development throughout the Anchorage Bowl; and 2) help ensure Anchorage's growing population will have adequate housing, employment, education, and recreation opportunities.

The LUPM has not been formally updated and adopted since 1982. The 2016 update includes all the land use changes since then, such as rezonings, adopted neighborhood and district plans, and the latest estimates of needs for residential, industrial and commercial lands until 2040. 

The LUPM is not a zoning map; it provides long-term generalized policy guidance and a legal basis for future changes to the city's zoning map.

Click here for an earlier 2015 PowerPoint of the project.

2006 Archives   

    • Planning Division
    • Director: Hal Hart
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7931

>  MOA LUPM Map Gallery   
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LUPM Brochure    

>YouTube Presentation      

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Involvement Plan 

Industrial Land Assessment 

Growth-Supportive Development Examples 

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Comment on the DRAFT Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map:

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

Phone: (907) 343-7921

Fax: (907) 343-7927