The East Anchorage District Plan won unanimous approval from the Anchorage Assembly after a public hearing December 2. The Plan will guide future development (and redevelopment) of the Muldoon Corridor and bring Muldoon Town Square Park another step closer to reality. Thanks to all 11 Assembly members for coming together for all of East Anchorage!
WE NEED YOUR HELP.
On December 2, the Anchorage Assembly will hold a public hearing on the East Anchorage District Plan. The park is an important part of this plan.
Community support is vital.
If you really are concerned about how we develop East Anchorage in future years and want to know that our problems will be addressed, please come to the Assembly chambers at Loussac Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, and testify.
We hope you will also support a Muldoon Town Square Park. You can also e-mail all members of the Assembly at once at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – so they will have time to consider your comments before they meet December 2.
Here are some talking points you can use: East Anchorage District Plan data shows East Anchorage has less park acreage per resident than other areas of Anchorage. This community park will bring us up to the livability standards of the rest of Anchorage.
The Anchorage 2020 plan forecasts 11,000 new residents in East Anchorage. Many of our new neighbors will live in high density housing, without adequate lawns or green space. This park will provide open space and recreational opportunities for all.
Having a park in this area will enable us to build an inviting gateway to Muldoon, giving the area much needed beautification. Muldoon already has sufficient commercial space, some of which stands empty.
With this park we can break up the current monotony of commercial development.
This park will give Muldoon a vital community gathering place. A park will highlight beautiful Chester Creek, providing area schools with educational opportunities about the importance of Anchorage’s waterways.
The East Anchorage District Plan Public Hearing Draft (PZC Case No. 2014-0064) is now available online. It is scheduled to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission for hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Assembly Chambers of the Z. J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street.
The East Anchorage District Plan (EADP) refines the vision and goals for East Anchorage in the Anchorage 2020 Comprehensive Plan.
The Community Development Department is now seeking comments on the East Anchorage District Plan Public Hearing Draft.
Comments on the Public Hearing Draft may be submitted in the following ways:
- by e-mail: EastAnchPlan@muni.org
- by mail: East Anchorage District Plan
Planning Division, Long-Range Planning
MOA Community Development Department
P.O. Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519-6650
- by fax: (907) 343-7927