Planning Department, Kenai Peninsula Borough

Project Team

Matt Hastie (with Cogan Owens Cogan)
Kittelson & Associates
McDowell Group

Comprehensive Plan Update

Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

This planning effort, managed by Matt Hastie (under previous employment), involved coordination with six cities, three unincorporated communities, eight local Tribal Councils, seven Tribal corporations, numerous state and federal agencies, and dozens of local community groups.  The updated Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for future decisions about land use, transportation, the natural environment, coastal management, housing, economic development, public facilities and a host of other issues, both common to communities in the lower 48 states and unique to Alaska.

Team members researched and updated information on existing conditions and future trends; drafted new goals and policies; developed a detailed implementation plan; prepared draft and final Plan documents; and presented information to Borough staff, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Assembly members.  The project also entailed an extensive public involvement effort including meetings, informational materials, a project Web site and a variety of other public involvement activities. Matt Hastie traveled throughout the Borough over the course of two multi-week meeting blitzes, to facilitate over 20 public meetings and 30-plus meetings with community and business groups throughout the Borough.  

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