Planning Department ​


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 three divisions that are responsible for a wide range of planning, zoning, and development activities:

Current News​​

July 2023​​​

Projects In Process​:

Our Downtown Step 3: Title 21 Chapter 11: Downtown Land Use Code Update - Assembly Public Hearing

A.O. 2023-43 ​was amended and approved on April 25, 2023. See the project ​page for more information.​​

Amendments to Title 21 R-4A Mixed-Use Zoning District, PZC Case No. 2021-0127

A.O. 2023-42​. See the project page for more information. The Anchorage Assembly public hearing was closed on May 9, 2023.  Assembly action is postponed until August 8, 2023.

Title 21 Site Access Amendments, PZC Case No. 2023-0011​

See the project page​ for more information.

  • Individuals who need auxiliary aids, services, or special modifications to interact with the Planning Department or to participate at its meetings should contact the Planning Department by telephone at 343-7931 or ​fax at 343-7927 to request reasonable accommodations.