Planning

Responsibilities

The Planning Department is responsible for a wide array of activities and services to assist the community, including:

  • Allotting environmental permits for municipal projects
  • Administering planning and zoning, including:
    • Conditional uses
    • Variances and exceptions
    • Zoning maps
    • Zoning reviews
  • Being a community information and resource library
  • Building and construction plan reviews, permitting, and inspections.
  • Enforcing and abating nuisance and code violation
  • Handling business registrations for commercial businesses, home occupations, and itinerant vendors
  • Mapping all elements of the community from land to streets to addresses to infrastructure
  • Regulating subdivisions and platting
  • Serving as staff liaison department to the Planning and Zoning Commission

Management Responsibilities

The Planning Department is also responsible for managing:

  • City lands, including land sales, land leases, and other generally allowed uses on city-owned public property
  • Coastal zone
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Flood zones
  • Grants
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Projects
  • Permanent property records for all property within the city limits

Resources

  1. Kate Huber

    Senior Planner/CFM

  2. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    212 Chenega Ave.
    P.O. Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 834-3401
    Fax: (907) 834-3420

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm