The Planning Department's mission is to guide Anchorage land use development and community resources to meet the quality of life, economic, social, environmental, and physical needs of present and future residents.
Good planning makes for livable neighborhoods, a safe and healthy community, and a sustainable economy. How land use fits in with housing, transportation, community and economic development gives Anchorage its character.
The Planning Department has a staff of 26 in four divisions that are responsible for a wide range of planning, zoning, and development activities.
TRANSITION FROM "OLD" TITLE 21 TO "NEW" TITLE 21
The "old" Title 21 expired on December 31, 2015. Please see the following memorandum for transition information regarding applications under the "old" code.
"New Title 21" Transition Memo
Anchorage School District Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan
The Anchorage School District Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan will be before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, February 8, 2016, for review and recommendations to the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage School Board.
Marijuana Ordinance AO 2016-3(S)
The map posted below shows the protected land uses, buffer zones, and allowed zoning districts expressed in AO 2016-3(S).
Draft Anchorage Bowl Map (1/26/16)
Marijuana DRAFT Ordinance and DRAFT Maps
The maps posted below give a general sense of where commercial marijuana establishments would be allowed, based on the draft of the marijuana land use ordinance. This ordinance has not been adopted. The Planning and Zoning Commission made recommendations to this ordinance at their January 4, 2016, meeting. The ordinance is going through the public hearing process now before the Assembly (with the Commission's recommendations).
DRAFT Anchorage Bowl Map
DRAFT Chugiak-Eagle River Map
DRAFT Turnagain Arm Map
PZC Case No. 2015-0036: UMED District Plan
The October 2015 Public Hearing Draft of the UMED District Plan is re-scheduled for a public hearing before the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Click here for more information about the Public Hearing Draft.
Anchorage Land Use Plan Map
It's almost time to weigh in on the policy map that will be used to guide development in Anchorage for the next 20 years (until 2040). The Long-Range Planning Division will soon release a review draft of the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map. Click here for additional information on the project and the anticipated timeline.
Cases On-Line and Planning e-Alerts
The Planning Division is pleased to introduce new and improved on-line access to zoning and platting case information, as well as a updated e-alert system. Click here for instructions on how to sign up.