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Planning Division

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.

Current News


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  

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


    • Planning Division
    • Director: Jerry T. Weaver, Jr.
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7909