Anchorage 2040

Anchorage 2040  
Implementation Projects

Upcoming Event


Anchorage 2040 Plan Progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Spenard Recreation Center

Join the Anchorage Planning Department to get updates on projects and initiatives that are focused on achieving the goals of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan for housing, neighborhoods, and more.

The Open House will feature a dozen city planning projects and initiatives and include presentations on two proposed Title 21 zoning ordinance amendments: R-2 zones building height and bulk standards and private streets and residential driveways.

Open House Flyer  Anchorage2040_Plan_Progress_Open_House_Flyer-5-14-19.jpg 


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:

  • 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).  Contact:
  • PRIVATE STREETS AND RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAYSThis project is intended to create clarity in the decision-making process when determining whether a driveway or private street is required for new developments 
    (Action 4-6). Contact:

  • 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).  

  • SMALL AREA IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (SAIP):  This project establishes a new master plan process in Title 21’s Review and Approval Procedures. This new tool allows alternative site-specific standards and implements several action items from Anchorage 2040 (Actions 2-2 and 2-11). 

  • PARKING REDUCTIONS BY-RIGHT:  This project streamlines approvals for a reduced number of parking spaces for housing developments and creates some additional reductions (Action 4-3).

  • 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).

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

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