Mountain View Neighborhood Plan


 

2016 News:
This year, the Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan is being considered for adoption by the Anchorage Assembly. At the Assembly meeting on August 23rd, the plan will be introduced, and a public hearing and adoption date will be scheduled. Check back soon for information on the public hearing, so you can join us to show your support!

Plan Draft:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Neighborhood Profile
Chapter 2: Building a Vision for Mountain View
Chapter 3: Plan Implementation
Appendix A: The Public Participation Process
Appendix B: Resolutions in Support of the Targeted Neighborhood Plan

2012 Mountain View Community Summit and Planning Process

The Mountain View Community Summit took place on October 5th and 6th, 2012 at Clark Middle School. The summit brought together community members in the Mountain View neighborhood to assess the progress of revitalization efforts taking place over the last two decades. This first-ever gathering of residents led to the sharing of needs, goals and dreams for the future of the community and will built new level of participation in crafting a targeted community plan for Mountain View. The event was styled as a forum where participants crafted action steps for the future. The Summit asked residents to Dream, Connect, and Act to imagine the future they wanted to see, connect with others to make it happen, and then be accountable to one another for their actions. The Mountain View Community Summit was recognized by the Municipality of Anchorage and the Long Range Planning Department as an official community engagement event that will provide grassroots information and direction for the Mountain View Neighborhood Plan.

Dream The first night of the Summit, Friday October 5th, was facilitated by Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities who encourages residents to actively love their cities and transform them into the places that they want to live in. Mountain View residents were invited to share what they love about Mountain View and what their dreams were for their neighborhood.

 

Connect The second day of the Summit, Saturday October 6th, was a full day of community connection. Topics for discussion included youth safety, personal financing, real-estate development, business and private sector development, arts and culture, transportation, community wellness, international emergence issues and resident leadership/engagement opportunities. Participants’ responses were documented and informed the Implementation Matrix that will be the core of the Mountain View Neighborhood Plan.

 

Act Goals and action items, now part of Ch. 3 of the plan, were the main direct outcomes of the summit, and serve as a guide to community-driven action in Mountain View. It will be the responsibility of the residents in Mountain View to make sure improvement projects and community action initiatives are achieved.

After the Summit, the Anchorage Community Land Trust, along with community members, the Mountain View Community Council, and the Municipality of Anchorage’s Planning Division, worked to incorporate the goals and action items from the Summit into an official planning document – the 2016 Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan. Last year, on September 3rd, the draft of the Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan was submitted to the Municipality of Anchorage for review.

In June of 2015, an open house for the Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan was held at the Mountain View Library, during the 7th annual Mountain View street fair. Over 300 residents attended the open house, and shared their thoughts on the plan draft, the Davis Park master plan, land use in the neighborhood, and signed up to volunteer in their community. Here is the KTUU story about the neighborhood plan open house, and here is the Alaska Public Media article about the open house.

 

Community planning efforts have been evolving in Mountain View for more than ten years now. These plans are summarized in the timeline. Electronic copies of selected plans are available below.

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