Title 21 Parking and Site Access
Parking and maneuvering requirements are typically the costliest zoning regulations for multifamily and mixed-use developments. Excessive parking can reduce the number of housing units, increase household rents on remaining units, stymie economic reinvestment, discourage transportation alternatives, increase road congestion, constrain good design, and degrade quality of life.
This project carries out Actions 4-3 and 4-6 of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan to amend Title 21 to allow parking reductions by right, offer greater reductions in key development areas that experience less parking demand, and reform on-site driveway standards and other site access requirements.
2022 Public Hearing Draft Approved by Planning and Zoning Commission
On June 6, 2022, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved forwarding to the Assembly a recommendation to adopt the Public Hearing Draft Title 21 parking and site access amendment (PZC Case No. 2022-0026).
Attachments 1-4 below were released on February 7, 2022, for two months of public review and comment. The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing was held on April 11, 2022. Attachment 5 below contains written public comments regarding the public hearing draft code amendments that the Planning Department received by March 31. Additional public comments received by April 11 and submitted to the PZC in a supplementary packet are also provided below. The PZC closed the hearing and postponed its deliberations until June 6 when the Planning Department provided an issue-response memorandum to address the written comments and public testimony.
Attachment 3: Annotated Zoning Code Amendment Language Attachment 4: Clean Version with Proposed Amendments (Non-annotated)
2021 Community Discussion Draft for Public Review
The 2021 Community Discussion Draft amendment to the Title 21 Parking and Site Access was released on October 29 for a two-month review period. The Planning Department received comments/feedback to incorporate into the 2022 Public Hearing Draft. Materials released for the 2021 Community Discussion Draft included the following:
Other Project Documents
What We Heard from You in Pre-Consultation Phase: Winter 2020 - Summer 2021
The forthcoming Community Discussion Draft (October 2021) merges recommendations from individuals and organizations collected during the pre-consultation phase of the project. Thank you for your comments! Please review Project Documents for information on materials presented during this phase of the project. As we compile summaries of public comments and questionnaire responses from this phase we are posting them here:
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