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

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


​​R-4A Example 2.pngR-4A Example 1.png​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​velopments​ to balance commercial and residential uses.
  • Vary design standards by primary and secondary street frontages, with more lenient standards on secondary frontages.
  • Simplify the process for increasing building heights while reducing shadowing.

This project helps carry out 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."

Project Update: April 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. The item was postponed to a later date, and will most likely return to the Planning & Zoning Commission in June 2022.


Current Project 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.


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

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