The Public Hearing Draft of the Historic Preservation Plan for Anchorage’s Original Four Neighborhoods (HPP) is a community-based plan initiated by the Municipality of Anchorage as a National Historic Preservation Act-Section 106 mitigation effort. The planning area includes Government Hill, Downtown, South Addition, and Fairview community council areas. Ship Creek is also included because so much of Anchorage’s early documented development started there, and it lies within three of the four original neighborhoods. The HPP will be the foundation for future historic preservation planning efforts in the Anchorage Bowl by the Municipality with support from the Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission. Community outreach efforts have included target mailings to the four neighborhoods, Alaska Native Peoples and Tribes, government agencies and other interested parties.
This is the Public Hearing Draft of the HPP that is scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on October 8, 2012. A work session is scheduled before the PZC at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, in the Assembly Chambers of the Z.J. Loussac Library. After Planning and Zoning Commission action, the HPP will go before the Anchorage Assembly sometime in December 2012.
Download the Historic Preservation Plan (HPP) below (be patient–it’s a large file!)
The period for submitting public comments has closed. Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful comments!
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at the HPP Open House (Thursday, May 31, 4-8 pm @ Pioneer Schoolhouse) to discuss the HPP Public Review Draft.
You can download a copy of the the Public Review Draft here. If you have comments on the document, please share them with the project team here.
Thanks for reviewing the HPP Public Review Draft!
The Municipality of Anchorage is pleased to announce the release of the Public Review Draft Historic Preservation Plan for Anchorage’s Four Original Neighborhoods.
The document can be downloaded here: HPP_PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT-2012.05.11
Please focus your review on the message and content of this draft plan, which does not include any graphics. The consultant team is currently working on illustrations, which will be included in the Public Hearing Draft (anticipated to be completed in August 2012). The consultant team will also work with a professional copy editor to ensure that any stylistic and grammatical inconsistencies that may have been overlooked are addressed before the publication of the next version.
Through the course of compiling this “Public Review Draft,” it became clear that many in the Anchorage community have additional information to share that may inform the various components of the HPP. The consultant team will be conducting interviews with interested residents to gather this information over the coming months.
Comments on this document? Useful information to share? Questions? Contact Kristine Bunnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.343.7993 by June 30, 2012.
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This spring, the Public Review Draft of the HPP for Anchorage’s Four Original Neighborhoods will be released, and we’ll need your input. Please save the date(s) for HPP-related meetings and events. All the details are on the attached flyer. Hope you can join us!
SAVE THE DATE_SPRING 2012
The first part of the plan is ready! Please take a look at the “Issues & Opportunities Outline,” which synthesizes the comments received by the public to date, and identifies related goals and opportunities for preservation that will form the direction and content of the HPP.
Join us at the upcoming Public Workshop Series to learn more and let us know what you think! Don’t forget to tell your friends, too.
Download the document now: ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES OUTLINE_2012.02.07
Check out our updated Frequently Asked Questions page–there’s lots of great info about what the plan is and how it affects your neighborhood! Or you can download some handy fact sheets.