​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​R-4A Zone Mixed-Use Text Amendment Project Page

This project was completed with the passage of ​AO 2023-042, As Amended, on August 22, 2023.

Project Update: May 2023

  •  A.O. 2023-42​​ is scheduled to be heard before the Assembly for public hearing on May 9, 2023.
  • The Planning & Zoning Commission voted to approve a resolution recommending the R-4A proposal for approval on October 3, 2022​.
  • ​​A Public Hearing Draft of the R-4A district amendment was discussed at the January 10, 2022 Planning & Zoning Commission work session and also heard at the February 7, 2022 regular meeting. 

​​​​​​​​​R-4A Zone Mixed-Use Text Amendment​

​​​​This project updates and simplifies the mixed-use zoning regulations in Title 21 for the R-4A zoning district, the highest capacity residential zoning district in Anchorage outside of Downtown.

This Title 21 text​ amendment aims to achieve the following:

  • Consolidate and simplify the R-4A district's development standards.
  • Allow a higher proportion of commercial uses in residential mixed-use developments without extra reviews.
  • Allow a wider range of commercial uses that contribute to the urban mixed-use residential context.
  • Supplement the minimum housing density requirement with incentives to provide even more housing.
  • Enable phased de​velo​pments​ to balance commercial and residential uses.
  • Allow different types of housing units to achieve a minimum of 20 dwelling units per acre.

This project helps implement Action 3-1 of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan to “Amend Title 21 to simplify zoning regulations for mixed-use projects relative to commercial or other projects."


Current Proje​​​ct Materials: 

Previous ​​Draft Materials: 2020​ Community Discussion Draft

A community discussion draft of the R-4A zone mixed-use text amendment underwent public review and comment in 2020. The public review materials are provided below.  The public comments received on the 2020 draft materials below were used in the prepar​ation of the forthcoming 2021 Public Hearing Draft.


Project contact: Daniel Mckenna-Foster at 907-343-7918 or daniel.mckenna-foster@anchorageak.gov.​

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