Planning and Community Development Department

 

The Planning Department is open to the public by appointment. Please contact us by calling 907-747-1815 or email us at planning@cityofsitka.org; many inquiries can be handled by these means. Thank you for your patience and helping us fulfill our commitment to community health.

 

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The regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting will take place Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. There is also the option to participate telephonically. Please see below for the instructions on participating in the meeting:

 

                  Instructions to Join Teleconference Meeting

 

 

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There will be a reguarly scheduled Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:00 PM at Harrigan Centennial Hall. There is also the option to participate telephonically. Please see below for the instructions on participating in the meeting:

 

                                 Instructions to Join Teleconference Meeting

 

 

 

No Name Mountain/Granite Creek Master Plan

See the report here: No Name Mountain/Granite Creek Master Plan

Please visit our new project page to learn more about the Master Plan and the process.

 

 

The Sitka Comprehensive Plan 2030 was unanimously approved by the Assembly on May 22, 2018. A big thank you to all who participated in our process.

Hard copies are available for viewing at Sitka Public Library and the Planning office at City Hall.

Final Comprehensive Plan

Final Technical Plan

 

Smart Growth America conducted a free land use code audit, culminating in an Assembly presentation and a community workshop in September 2017. This audit is a natural progression of the comprehensive plan update process. SGA's recommendations are summarized in the memo found at the link below.

SGA Next Steps Memo

 

 

"Facilitating citizen directed community growth"

 

Welcome...The Planning and Community Development Department consists of the Planning and Community Development Director and Planner I. Together, the Planning and Community Development Department strives to create a safe, functional, and attractive city through coordinated community visioning, comprehensive planning, and development review. Providing exceptional public service is our highest priority. Our staff assists the public, Assembly, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and various other Commissions and Departments by providing information, guidance, and direction on land use issues and regulations. Among other services, the Planning and Community Development Department:

  • Collaborates with property owners, lease holders, and developers on site design and opportunities
  • Reviews applications for Variances, Conditional Use Permits, Zoning Text and Map Amendments, and Subdivisions
  • Provides staff support to the Planning Commission by providing development review and professional recommendations
  • Initiates and directs studies and reports pertaining to long and short-term planning needs for community growth
  • Produces and updates mapping products including Tax Maps, Address Maps, Zoning Maps and GIS site
  • Processes lease agreements for municipally owned tidelands
  • Processes lease and land sale applications of municipally owned land
  • Assigns street addresses

 

Plans in Progress:

  • Sitka Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

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Contact Us:

  • Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • First Floor of the Municipal Building at 100 Lincoln Street
  • Appointments encouraged
  • planning@cityofsitka.org
  • 907-747-1815

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