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Tom Davis
Senior Planner

Jon Cecil
Senior Planner

Jody Seitz
Associate Planner

Anchorage 2040  
Land Use Plan

Current News  

September 16, 2016 

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

The Community Discussion Draft Land Use Plan Map and its narrative report were released in installments beginning on February 29, 2016.    The comments received during the review-and-comment period helped shape the Public Hearing Draft of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan (2040 LUP)

A public hearing is scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission on October 17, 2016.  

Upcoming Public Events 
  • Presentation before the Federation of Community Councils
    Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.
    Community Councils Center, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane
  • Informational Meeting
    Monday, September 26, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 East 19th Avenue
  • Informational Meeting
    Wednesday, September 28, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Spenard Recreation Center, 2020 West 48th Avenue
  • 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 
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
    Monday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
    Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers, 3600 Denali Street 

Click here to go to the 2040 LUP document that is currently being completed.

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    

> Project Timeline  
   (revised 5/23)

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Involvement Plan 

Industrial Land Assessment 

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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