Local Landmark Register Ordinance

The Public Hearing Draft is available for public review. 

Click here for information on how to submit comments.

Documents Available for Review:

  1. Public Hearing Draft – 10/19/2020 – Local Landmark Register Ordinance: This document is the DRAFT Assembly Ordinance.
  2. Local Landmark Register Nomination Process – Director’s Guidance 10/19/2020: This document explains HOW the nomination process works.
  3. Draft Nomination Form – 10/19/2020
  4. Fact Sheet 

For more information about the project please call 907-223-0136

The Local Landmark Ordinance will be reviewed at the Planning & Zoning Commission on January 4, 2021 (Case # 2021-0005). This meeting will not be a public hearing. The Planning & Zoning Commission will review the ordinance and make a recommendation to the Anchorage Assembly. For more information please visit the public meeting page on this website.

Draft for Public Review - MOA Historic Preservation Plan

View the public comments and agency responses that have been received through April 30th, 2018.


The Draft Municipality of Anchorage Historic Preservation Plan (MOAHPP) is now available for public review and comment. For questions or comments about the MOAHPP, please email Holly Spoth-Torres, Public Involvement Lead, at holly@huddleak.com or call 907-223-0136. You can also submit comments through our Comment Form.
Please submit all comments by Monday, April 30, 2018.

Click here to view the Draft MOAHPP pdf.




The 30-year Guideline

The MOA Historic Preservation Committee selected a 30-year guideline for the Local Landmark Ordinance while the National Register of Historic Places and Alaska Landmark Registry utilize a 50-year guideline. The 30-year guideline requires places and spaces of historical significance to be at least 30-years old to be nominated for listing in the MOA registry. If you’re wondering why the guideline is 30 years rather than 50, the articles and documents below will shed some light on the decision-making process: 


  1. 50 Years Reconsidered
  2. The Fifty Year Stumbling Block
  3. Age Value and the 50-year Rule
  4. Listed, Obliterated or Status Unknown: An Analysis of the 5-Year Rule
  5. “Of Exceptional Importance”: The Origins of the “Fifty-Year Rule” in Historic Preservation
MOA Historic Preservation Plan Presentation
Click the link below to view the MOAHPP Presentation made at the March 2, 2018, First Friday event at the Anchorage Museum.

Click here to view the MOAHPP Presentation pdf.

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Public Involvement Summaries
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Maps of Priority Neighborhoods
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Community Feedback Map
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