Local Landmark Register Ordinance – Public Hearing DRAFT
The Planning Department is announcing the release of the Public Hearing Draft of the Municipality of Anchorage Local Landmark Register Ordinance.
There are three (3) documents available for review:
- Public Hearing Draft – 10/19/2020 – Local Landmark Register Ordinance: This document is the DRAFT Assembly Ordinance.
- Local Landmark Register Nomination Process – Director’s Guidance 10/19/2020: This document explains HOW the nomination process works.
- Draft Nomination Form – 10/19/2020
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.
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. This ordinance, when adopted, 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.