Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Rules scaled-back for the Port by Anchorage Assembly

Published: May 23, 2017

By Dan Carpenter

An amendment to city land use and zoning rules now allows the Port of Anchorage to maintain its storage tanks near Government Hill but requires a public process before any new tanks can be built.

“It is challenging having this amount of chemical, toxic, flammable materials in one location,” said assembly member Amy Demboski as the Anchorage Assembly considered amending Title 21.

On Tuesday, the body approved a proposal from the city to delete the 1,000 foot buffer for the port and require a conditional use permit from the city.

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