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Let's move some snow!

Welcome to the website for the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) West Anchorage Snow Disposal Site Project. The MOA conducted a thorough site selection and evaluation process to identify a future snow disposal location for snow removed from West Anchorage streets during winter months. The identified site selected for the MOA West Anchorage Snow Disposal Site is located in Connor’s Bog.

Final Site Selection Study

View the Final Site Selection Study report, which summarizes the process used, the information gathered, the public feedback received, and the rationale for the determination of Connor’s Bog as the future location.

 

Project status

The next step in the process is the permitting phase.

Welcome

Permitting and design work are in progress for the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) West Anchorage Snow Disposal Project.

The Final Design Study Report for the selected the Connor’s Bog site is available in the Project Documents section below.

During fall 2021, the project team hosted public meetings that focused on the design and permitting phases of the project. These meetings kept the community informed and gathered feedback from interested citizens. A recording of the November 9, 2021, public meeting presentation is available for viewing.

Information on upcoming public meetings and engagement opportunities may be found below in the Public Outreach section. All upcoming public engagement opportunities will be posted on the events calendar.

 

Permitting Requirements and Information

The municipal permitting and zoning requirements include:

  • Completed: Comprehensive Plan Amendment
  • Completed: Rezoning from Transitional (TR) to Public Lands and Institutional (PLI)
  • In Progress: Conditional Use and Land Reclamation Permits
  • In Progress: Title 21 snow site design waivers
  • Completed: Municipal use of designated parkland for road access (approximately 0.2 acre)

Additional permitting will include MOA Building Safety permits and utility agreements.

The approved jurisdictional determination documents for the wetlands located in the project site of Connor’s Bog can be found in the Project Documents section below.

Project Schedule

Next steps include permitting, preliminary design, and utility coordination.

Project Schedule indicatiing Data collection. Q3 2019 to 2Q3 2020. Site selection. Q3 2019 to Q1 2021. Permitting. Q4. 2021 to Q4 2022. Fieldwork Q4 2020 to Q2 2022. Construction. Q4 2023. Public involvement. Q2 2022. Q Four 2022.

Public Outreach

You can stay informed about the project and share your feedback with the project team by attending a public outreach event. As design and permitting work continue, we will host additional public events in the community.

For the latest information on upcoming events, join our email list using the signup form below or stay tuned to this page.

At any time, the project team welcomes stakeholder questions or concerns. You can contact the project team at info@westanchoragesnow.com.

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Project Management and Engineering Team

Melinda Tsu, P.E.

Project Manager
(907) 343-8110
Melinda.Tsu@anchorageak.gov

Julie Makela, P.E.

Project Administrator
(907) 343-7598
Julie.Makela@anchorageak.gov

Bill Spencer, P.E.

Senior Civil Engineer
(907) 644-2087
Bill.Spencer@hdrinc.com

Simon Wigren

Deputy Project Manager
(907) 644-2189
Simon.Wigren@hdrinc.com

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