Girdwood Area Plan

Preceding Plans and Planners Timeline

Collected by Lewis Leonard, co-Chair Girdwood Area Plan Review Committee

Photo by Ollie Paterson

Anchorage & Girdwood Population by Decade

  Year                 Anchorage            Girdwood

2010                  293,357                  2440*

2000                  260,283                  1794

1990                  226,338                  1,221

1980                  174,431                    577

1970                  124,542                     144

1960                    82,833                       63

*2009 population

Population Source: 2008-2009 Girdwood Area Plan Update Technical Brief- CAC Discussion Draft

2023 Girdwood Trails Plan (pending with Planning & Zoning Commission)

2014 Girdwood South Townsite Area Plan Amendment

2009 Girdwood South Townsite Master Plan

2006-2007 Girdwood Area Plan Review Committee

2001 Girdwood Commercial Areas and Transportation Master Plan adopted February

1974 Turnagain Arm Management Plan for State Lands, ADNR October

1993 Girdwood Community Impact Study Published August 

1987 Turnagain Arm Comprehensive Plan, a 20 year plan

1981 Anchorage Wetlands Management Plan

1979 Turnagain Arm Comprehensive Plan Adopted Dec 18: Assembly Ordinance 79-208 prepared by the Planning Department of the Municipality of Anchorage.  Derived from the Anchorage Coastal Zone Management Plan (p11) and Girdwood Citizen land use committee (p12)

1975 Unification of the Borough of Anchorage with the City of Anchorage and the dissolution of all cities within the newly expanded boundaries, including the City of Girdwood

​1974 Turnagain Arm Plan Concepts

Anchorage Coastal Zone Management Plan

​1961-1975 City of Girdwood planned and managed land use within Glacier Valley

​1949-1961 Girdwood Community Club planned and managed land use in Glacier Valley.  Through the mid 1970s, the Club was the voice of the community, instrumental in land management and acquiring lands, developing infrastructure, and acquiring utilities for use by the citizens of Girdwood