The Planning Division'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 Division has a staff of 22 in three sections that are responsible for a wide range of planning, zoning, and development activities.
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.
Several State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage agencies are making public information messages available through Text Messages and /or E-mail Alerts. You can subscribe to start receiving alerts regarding upcoming planning issues and meetings, including AMATS/Transportation Planning meetings, by subscribing to Nixle. Sign-up instructions can be viewed at the following link: Nixle
May 4, 2015
PZC Case No. 2015-0036: UMED District Plan Update
Due to the number of comments received on the March 2015 Draft of the UMED Plan Update, the above case is being postponed until further notice to provide a revised draft for the Public Hearing. It was originally scheduled for public hearing on May 11.
April 22, 2015
Proposed Amendments to Title 21
Proposed amendments to the "new" Title 21 relating to the multifamily and townhouse residential design standards, open space, and other related sections, will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission on May 18, 2015. The meeting will start at 7:30pm in the Assembly Chambers of the Loussac Library. There will be a public hearing on this item.
April 14, 2015
Valley of the Moon Park Master Plan
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Valley of the Moon Park Master Plan on May 11, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the Assembly Chambers at the ZJ Loussac Library.
December 3, 2014
East Anchorage District Plan (PZC Case No. 2014-0064)
The March 2014 Public Hearing Draft of the East Anchorage District Plan was approved by the Anchorage Assembly on December 2, 2014. The draft document can be viewed at the following link: East Anchorage District Plan Public Hearing Draft
UMED District Plan
The planning process for the UMED District Plan Update continues. More information is available on the UMED District Plan project page.
Contact: Kristine Bunnell at BunnellKR@muni.org