Local Landmark Register Ordinance
July 21, 2023
Public Hearing on the Alaska Native Heritage Center Nomination to the Anchorage Local Landmark Register
The Historic Preservation Commission public hearing on the Alaska Native Heritage Center nomination to the Anchorage Local Landmark Register has been postponed from July 20 to Thursday, August 24, 2023, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Planning and Development Center, 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage.
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June 21, 2021
Local Landmark Register is approved by Assembly.
The Planning Department is pleased to announce the Anchorage Assembly's adoption of the Local Landmark Register by AO No. 2021-032, As Amended, on April 14, 2021. The ordinance establishes the public process for nominating Anchorage's unique and significant historic and cultural resources.
What are Cultural and Historic resources?
Cultural and Historic resources identified by the ordinance may include a Building, District, Structure, Site, Landscape, Traditional Cultural Property, Object, or Travel Route.
Cultural and Historic resources give the public valuable information about the people who came before--their way of life, struggles, and successes.
Each Local Landmark listed on this Local Landmark Register will provide information about what may be important and unique in our City.
The Nomination Form is available on-line and in hard copy from the Planning Department at the Planning and Development Center, 4700 Elmore Road.
The Director's Guidance provides an overview of how to complete the nomination form and what information is required. Required information includes the property owner's approval, the resources significance to Anchorage and how the resource conveys that significance. There is a nominal fee for nominations that is paid once the nomination packet is found complete.
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PZC Case No. 2021-0005, Local Landmark Register Ordinance
- November 2, 2020, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission Work Session (Virtual)
- January 4, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission for Review and Recommendation to the Assembly
Current documents for Planning and Zoning Commission review are at this link:
July 8, 2020
The Planning Department is happy to announce the release of the Public Review Draft of the Local Landmark Register Ordinance on June 15, 2020. The public review-and-comment period is from June 15 through August 31, 2020.
Facebook Live Event: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Facebook Live Annotated Presentation
In 2006, the Anchorage Assembly took great strides forward in recognizing the importance of a Historic Preservation Program. The Assembly not only established the Program but also the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) with specific powers and duties at that time.
One of the HPC's duties is to “prepare and submit to the Assembly, Mayor, and Planning and Zoning Commission for approval by ordinance a procedure for designating, without modifying the underlying zoning classification." Anyone may nominate a historic or cultural resource to the municipal-wide Historic Inventory. A property owner's approval is required for all nominations.
Taking this duty to heart, the HPC has been working diligently to formulate the Local Landmark Register Ordinance. When adopted, this ordinance will assist us in the recognition of the unique cultural and historic resources found throughout our community.
Cultural and Historic resources give the public valuable information about the people who came before, their way of life, struggles, and successes. Each Local Landmark listed on this Local Landmark Register will provide information about the Building, District, Structure, Site, Landscape, Traditional Cultural Property, Object, or Travel Route described in an accompanying nomination form. We will also learn how each of these significant cultural or historic resources contributes to our cultural and historical past.
Local Landmark Registers are a foundational element of historic preservation programs. The shared information that comes from the Local Landmark Register will enable our community to recognize and preserve our unique history and culture by providing a nomination process to inventory and list the different cultural and historic resources that we have.