Transportation & Access

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Anchorage Downtown Partnership is committed to building a mutli-modal downtown Anchorage that enhances transportation options for all users, connects downtown Anchorage with surrounding neighborhoods and communities and strengthens downtown Anchorage’s economic development opportunities by ensuring seamless regional connections.

Downtown Anchorage is a winter city that requires special attention to winter city design and proper maintenance of our sidewalks and streets to ensure safe and accessible access for all. Anchorage Downtown Partnership is committed to attacking the physical barriers head on, or at least with a shovel and plow, in the winter to enforce business to business connection and safe access for all to visit downtown on our downtown sidewalks.

Linking Parking & Development

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. partners with Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) to support public-private partnerships that are financially sound and align with the mission of ACDA linking new parking development to private development projects. ACDA supports economic growth for downtown Anchorage and wants to be a part of creative parking solutions.

Developers building in downtown Anchorage (zoning districts B-2A, B-2B and B-2C) are not required to provide on-site parking for their tenants. However, providing parking for employees, clients and customers is a priority for most major tenants and business owners. Fortunately, Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) is ready to work with and assist developers in identifying parking needs and providing parking solutions. ACDA can assist in achieving economically sound projects for proposed private development by lowering parking construction costs and/or creating a potential positive revenue source for the project.

Development Links with Parking

ACDA supports public-private partnerships that are financially sound and align with the mission of ACDA linking new parking development to private development projects. As development in downtown Anchorage continues, demand for parking will grow and ACDA wants to be a part of creative parking solutions for developers looking to add or create parking as part of their downtown development or construction projects.

Private Public Partnerships

ACDA can assist in achieving economically sound projects for proposed private development by lowering parking construction costs and/or creating a potential positive revenue source for the project.

Contact ACDA

Andrew Halcro, ACDA Executive Director
ahalcro@acda.net
(907) 297-4431

Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions

AMATS is the acronym for Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions. Every metropolitan area with a population of more than 50,000 residents must have a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation in order to qualify for federal highway or transit assistance. AMATS is the MPO for the Anchorage Bowl and Chugiak-Eagle River areas when federal transportation funds are used.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to supporting a comprehensive transportation plan that works with a community transportation program, non-motorized infrastructure and capacity, protecting the quality of Alaska’s air, and congestion mitigation. Read more about AMATS here.