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December 15, 2020

Regulatory/Adjudicatory Boards and Commissions

Remote participation is strongly encouraged.  Limited in-person attendance is permitted in accordance with emergency orders.

To provide testimony when attending remotely

  1. E-mail PlanningPhoneTestimony@anchorageak.gov by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.
  2. Subject Line should read "Phone Testimony."
  3. Provide Name, Phone Number, and Agenda Item Number and Title.
  4. The Secretary will phone you at number provided when case comes up.
  5. One is allowed three (3) minutes to provide testimony on each agenda item; five (5) minutes for group representatives.

*Audio recordings and agendas of the four regulatory/adjudicatory boards and commissions can be downloaded below.

Planning and Zoning Commission

A regulatory/adjudicatory commission that develops, reviews, and make recommendations to the Assembly regarding the Comprehensive Plan and proposed amendments to Title 21 Land Use Regulations.  Learn more...

Contact:    343-7943

Meetings:  1st and 2nd Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. 
                  in the Assembly Chambers

                    Z.J. Loussac Library
                    3600 Denali Street 
                    Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

2021 Meeting Schedule and Cut-off Dates

View Agendas/Listen to Meetings   

Planning and Zoning Commission Policies

Platting Board

A regulatory/adjudicatory board that implements the comprehensive plan and other plans by enforcing subdivision regulations; conducts public hearings on plat applications and vacation of dedicated public areas.

Contact:     343-7943

Meetings:  1st Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                     in the Assembly Chambers

                     Z.J. Loussac Library 
                     3600 Denali Street 
                     Anchorage, Alaska 99503

2021 Meeting Schedule and Cut-off Dates

View Agendas/Listen to Meetings 

Urban Design Commission

The Urban Design Commission is a regulatory/adjudicatory commission which implements the Comprehensive Plan and Title 21.  It has regulatory authority over public facility site plans, landscape plans, and screening along major highways. The Commission also has regulatory authority over requests for sign variances.

Contact:   343-7943

Meetings:  2nd Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                    in the Assembly Chambers

                    Z.J. Loussac Library
                    3600 Denali Street
                    Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

2021 Meeting Schedule and Cut-off Dates  (updated 02/01/21)

View Agendas/Listen to Meetings 

Zoning Board of Examiners and Appeals

A regulatory/adjudicatory board that hears requests for variances from zoning regulations and appeals from administrative decisions under Title 21.

Contact:      343-7943

Meetings:   2nd and 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.
                   in the Assembly Chambers

                     Z.J. Loussac Library
                     3600 Denali Street 
                     Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

2021 Meeting Schedule and Cut-off Dates

View Agendas/Listen to Meetings 

Technical Advisory Commissions

The technical advisory commissions are holding virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams until further notice.

Geotechnical Advisory Commission

The Geotechnical Advisory Commission (GAC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Assembly, Mayor, municipal departments, Planning and Zoning Commission, Platting Board, Building Board, Building Safety, and the professional design community by providing professional advice on issues relating to natural hazards risk mitigation.

Contact:   

Tom Davis, 343-7916 or 343-7921
tom.davis@anchorageak.gov

Meetings:   4th Tuesday each month, 12:00 noon
Location:

Virtual Microsoft Teams Meetings until further notice
(In non-COVID times:  Planning and Development Center
Planning Conference Room 170
4700 Elmore Road 
Anchorage, Alaska  99507)

2021 Meeting Schedule

View Agenda Packet, June 22, 2021; Meeting Recording

Historic Preservation Commission  

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) encourages and furthers the interests of historic preservation by identifying, protecting, and interpreting the Municipality’s significant historic and cultural resources for the economic and social benefit of the community.  Learn more...

Contact:     Kristine Bunnell, 343-7993 or 343-7921
kristine.bunnell@anchorageak.gov   
Meetings:    4th Thursday each month, 5:30 p.m.
Location:

Virtual Microsoft Teams Meetings until further notice
(In non-COVID times: Planning and Development Center
Planning Conference Room 170
4700 Elmore Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507)

2021 Meeting Schedule

View Agenda (Next meeting is August 26, 2021)

Watershed & Natural Resources Advisory Commission

The Watershed & Natural Resources Advisory Commission (WNRC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Assembly, Mayor, municipal departments, Planning and Zoning Commission, Platting Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the state and federal resource agencies.  The Commission serves as a technical liaison and point of contact between federal, state, and local agencies.  The Commission reviews plans and makes project recommendations and responds with professional advice on issues relating to Anchorage’s watersheds, stream channels, and fish and wildlife resources.  Learn more...

Contact:   

Kristine Bunnell, 343-7993 or 343-7921
kristine.bunnell@anchorageak.gov

Meetings: 4th Wednesday each month, 12:00 Noon
Location:

Virtual Microsoft Teams Meetings until further nothice
(In non-COVID times:  City Hall, Rooms 525
632 West 6th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501)  

2021 Meeting Schedule

View Agenda Packet (June 23, 2021)

 

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