Compatible-Scale Infill Housing (R-2 Zones)
This project amends Anchorage's Title 21 zoning rules for the bulk and height of housing in the R-2A, R-2D, and R-2M zoning districts.
It aims to allow more housing opportunities while ensuring the height and scale of new development complements existing neighborhoods by replacing an existing 2.5-story construction limit with a more flexible standard for the size of new housing.
This project helps carry out Actions 4-4 and 7-2 of the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan.
Below are a schedule sheet, project flyer, and a slide presentation.
Update - May 16, 2019
PZC Hearing Closed: Next Steps
The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) took written comments and testimony regarding the Public Hearing Draft R-2 Zones amendments on March 4. The PZC closed the hearing and postponed its deliberations to a later date. Planning Department staff is currently writing issue-responses to the public comments for PZC's consideration. The staff has also been reviewing site testing results and shared its initial findings with the public, most recently at a May 14 Open House at Spenard Rec Center. The PZC has received a time extension from the Anchorage Assembly to a date no later than in September to forward its recommendations. After receiving PZC's recommendations, the Assembly would hold a public hearing and take final action.
Public Hearing Draft Amendment
Below are the public hearing draft documents comprising the Planning and Zoning Commission Case No. 2019-0009.
The Public Hearing Draft zoning code amendments were released on December 10 for public review and comment and is in Exhibit B below. The draft adopting ordinance is also below. The other Exhibits A, C, D, E, and F provide supporting information.
Draft Adopting Ordinance
Exhibit A: Staff Report
- Appendix A-1, FAR Research
-Appendix A-2, Site Testing
-Appendix A-3, Solar Access Step-Back
-Appendix A-4, Additional Research (forthcoming; responds to issues raised at March 4 public hearing)
Exhibit B: Zoning Code Amendments
Exhibit C: Draft PZC Resolution (working draft material; requested by PZC chair)
Exhibit D: Policy Guidance from the Comprehensive Plan
Exhibit E: Public Comments Received (updated 3/18/2019)
Exhibit F: Comment Issue-Response (updated 2/27/2019)
For information, contact Tom Davis, Senior Planner, at 343-7916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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