Join the Conversation

We will be in communities around the Peninsula, presenting the draft of the 2018 KPB Comprehensive Plan and gathering feedback. Check the list below to see the dates, times and locations of the meetings we have scheduled.

2/7/18 Cooper Landing APC Meeting Cooper Landing Community Hall 6:00pm
2/14/18 Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission Mtg Moose Pass Sportsmen's Club Community Hall 6:00pm
2/19/18 Nikiski Community Council Council Meeting Lake Marie Senior Center 7:00pm
2/20/18 Seward Planning Commission Meeting Seward City Hall 5:30pm
2/21/18 Homer Planning Commission Meeting Homer City Hall 5:30pm
2/28/18 Homer Community Workshop McNeil Canyon Elementary, 52188 East End Rd  6:30pm
3/1/18 Soldotna Planning Commission Meeting Soldotna City Hall 5:30pm

Can't make any of these meetings?

Download the plan using the links below and send us your comments by email.

The Public Review Draft of the
2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan
is now available for your review!

 

Download the Executive Summary or the Full Public Review Draft of the 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan using the buttons below...
 
 

You can also pick up hard copies of the plan at the Borough offices at the following locations:

In Soldotna
George A. Navarre Admin Building
144 North Binkley Street
Phone: 262-4441
Toll Free: 1-800-478-4441
Fax: 262-1892

In Seward:
Seaview Plaza
302 Railway Ave, Suite 122
Phone: 224-2001
Fax: 224-2011

 

In Homer:
Homer Annex
206 E. Pioneer Avenue
Phone: 235-9837
Fax: 235-8990

 

The draft is open for public comment through
Saturday, March 31st, 2018.

YOUR INPUT is critical to the success of the plan, and to the future of the Kenai Peninsula. NOW is the time to tell us:
How does (or doesn’t) the plan reflect your priorities for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, your community, your business, your organization?

Specifically (by draft plan goals, topics, objectives, strategies):

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST about the plan? Why?
  • How would you improve the draft? WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE – add, revise or take out? Why?
  • Which of the many strategies presented in the plan should be the Borough (and their partners) BIGGEST PRIORITIES?
  • What ideas do you have for implementing priority strategies? What are the most important ACTIONS? Who should take the lead (if not the Borough)?

The more specific your comments, the better. After the March 31st deadline, our team will summarize your feedback and present recommended revisions to the Borough Planning Commission and Assembly in early spring. In the interim, over the next approximately six weeks, our team will be connecting with many of you via email, phone and in-person to present the draft, to answer your immediate comments, questions, and concerns, and to get your input on what you like and/or would change in the plan.

Here are the many ways you can connect with our team to share your feedback:

Make direct contact with our team:
Bruce Wall, Borough Planner
Phone (907) 714-2206
Email bwall@kpb.us

Shelly Wade, Agnew::Beck Project Manager
Phone: (907) 242-5326
Email shelly@agnewbeck.com

Mail your comments to:
KPB Planning Department
ATTN: KPB Comprehensive Plan
144 North Binkley Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669

Send an email to the draft plan comment email:
comments@kpbcompplan.com

What Did Community Members Have to Say?

What Do You Value About Life on the Kenai?

What is Your Vision for the Future?

Support Local Food, Agriculture & Industry
Expand & Diversify Our Economic Opportunities
Balance Economic Benefits of Tourism With Residents’ Quality of Life
Protect Our Most Important Natural Resources
Promote Fiscally Responsible Government
Maintain Our Infrastructure & Services

What are the Biggest Priorities for the Kenai Peninsula over the next 5-10 years? What should we focus on?

A preliminary list of priorities

  • Sustain and make the most of the Kenai’s assets
  • Promote economic growth and innovative businesses
  • Improve education and workforce development opportunities, especially for upcoming generations
  • Address crime and public safety issues
  • Improve transportation systems to meet local needs
  • Encourage development of quality, affordable housing for people of all ages
  • Maintain the quality of our residential neighborhoods
  • Improve and manage access to important public resources, including land, water, fish and game
  • Provide more services and amenities for a growing senior population
  • Promote ways to improve the health and well-being of all
  • Clearly define what services the Borough can provide, what level of services is appropriate across the region, and how to pay for services we need and want
  • Collaborate with unincorporated communities to improve representation, engagement and self-determination on important local issues
Workforce Development
Transportation Options
Hazard Mitigation
Community Health
Trails & Recreation

Planning Process and Timeline

Spring 2017, Where are we now? Where are we headed? Summer 2017, Where do we want to go? Fall 2017, How can we get there? Winter 2017-2018, Is this the right path? Spring 2018, Lets go!

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

 

A combination of big vision goals and practical short-term strategies that will:

  • Guide decisions about land use, housing, transportation, public facilities, economic development  and quality of life.
  • Provide a road map for implementation with clear priorities and action items.

We are updating the 2005 plan to address new challenges, seize opportunities  for growth and prosperity, and coordinate efforts throughout the borough.

PROJECT UPDATES & EVENTS

Check back here for the latest project updates and information.

Mid December 2017
Release Draft Kenai Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan

December 2017 - March 2018
Collect community and other regional, state and partner input on the draft plan

April - June 2018
Revise and finalize the plan, based on community feedback and public comments received

June - July 2018
Borough Assembly approval of the final plan

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