Anchorage 2040

Anchorage 2040  
Implementation Projects

Current News

May 28, 2020
OUR DOWNTOWN, Step 1, AO No. 2020-38 Approved
The Anchorage Assembly, in a unanimous vote, adopted the reformat of the B-2A, B-2B, and B-2C Downtown Zoning Districts on April 28, 2020. This update to Anchorage Municipal Code Title 21 went into effect on Thursday, May 28. See the Our Downtown project web page for the adopted ordinance and the new Title 21 Chapter 21.11, Downtown.  

Past Events


  • "Lunch & Learn" session about the reformatted Downtown zoning regulations for developers and design professionals
    Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Location:         Virtual Teams Meeting, Online and Teleconference

  • Anchorage Assembly Public Hearing and Deliberations (AO No. 2020-38)
    Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 14 & 28, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
    Location:         Assembly Chambers, Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (PZC Case 2020-0002)
    Date & Time:  Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    Location:         Assembly Chambers, Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session
    Date & Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Location:        City Hall, Room 155, 632 West 6th Avenue

    OUR DOWNTOWN, Step 1 - Open House

    Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Location:         SEED Lab, 109 West 6th Avenue 
                            (across from Museum at 6th Avenue and A Street)


The Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan shows the near-term actions to take in order to achieve the housing, neighborhoods, and mixed-use centers envisioned in the plan.  Below are current and upcoming projects, with participation opportunities, to carry out some of the 2040 actions listed on page 96 of the Plan.  These projects make changes to Anchorage's development regulations for housing and mixed-use:

  • MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT:  This project simplifies regulations for residential mixed-use projects in the commercial zones and in the R-4A district.  It also revises the existing CCO overlay zone to better implement designated Town Centers (Actions 3-1 and 3-5). 
  • REINVESTMENT FOCUS AREAS (RFAs):  This project establishes an RFA selection procedure, with approval by the Anchorage Assembly and new incentives for reinvestment in RFAs.  Also, it initiates the first RFA, potentially in Spenard/Midtown (Actions 2-2 and 2-3).   

  • PARKING REDUCTIONS BY-RIGHT:  This project streamlines approvals for a reduced number of parking spaces for housing developments and creates some additional reductions (Action 4-3).

  • ADDITIONAL HOUSING BY DESIGN:  This project amends development regulations to create more compact infill housing opportunities in the R-3 and R-2M zones. It includes allowing one or two more units on some lots, subject to neighborhood compatibility standards (Action 4-4).

Other 2040 actions may be taken by other agencies, such as transportation plans and investments by AMATS.

Bookmark this page and participate in these upcoming 2040  LUP implementation projects.

How Can We Help You?


Long-Range Planning Division
Planning Department
P.O. Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519-6650

Phone: (907) 343-7921
FAX:     (907) 343-7927