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Current Planning

R-1 Single-Family Residential District

This district is for urban and suburban single-family residential areas with low population densities.  R-1 and R-1A use regulations are identical, but the required lot width and area are greater in the R-1A district.  This district is governed by section 21.40.030 of the municipal code.  Only a single principal structure is allowed on any lot or tract.

Minimum lot area  6,000 square feet 
Minimum lot width 50 feet
Front yard setback 20 feet
Side yard setback 5 feet
Rear yard setback 10 feet
Maximum height of a principal structure 30 feet
Maximum height of a detached garage 20 feet
Maximum height of other accessory structures 12 feet
Driveway surface Paved
Landscaping required None1
Setback for animal enclosures 100 feet

  1. Except parking lot landscaping required by AMC 21.45.080.X.6 and 10.

If you use the online version of the code, try searching on "21.40.030" for more information.  Please note that recent amendments may not have been published yet.  Land Use Enforcement will be happy to verify the current code language for you.

    • Current Planning
    • Section Supervisor: Erika McConnell
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-7943