907 Terminal St. Fairbanks AK 99701 (907) 459-1000

Downtown Plan

​​​ downtown icon​​How do you want downtown Fairbanks to grow?

Now is the time to get involved and help shape the future of our downtown community.​​

​Update: If you are one of the almost 900 people who took our downtown survey, thank you! Some preliminary data was presented at Explore Fairbanks' Interior Tourism Conference on Wednesday, January 24. You can view those slides here​.


A workshop was held Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Thanks to all who participated! Attendees answered polling questions and took part in a mapping exercise to help shape the boundary of the planning area and set priorities for types and locations of future development.

Click here to download the September 27 workshop presentation.

Click here to view the workshop presentation (Facebook Live link).

We want to hear from you 

 Whether you participated in the workshop or not, there are still plenty of opportunities to contribute your thoughts about the future of downtown Fairbanks.

;SurveyIcon.pngThe Downtown Survey: we have results to share here: SurveyResultsSlides_2018-0310.pdf


Take a look at the downtown map:

1.Click on the map icon (access our interactive mapping tool)

2.Check out what site-specific comments your friends and neighbors made.

Mayor Kassel has assembled a working group comprised of ten downtown-minded community members to lead this planning process. They will meet throughout this yearlong process and will have an active role in the development of a new downtown plan. 
This planning effort is anticipated to take a year. There will be at least three community meetings throughout the process and several surveys to get your input. Community Planning and the working group will also be conducting on-on-one stakeholder interviews, photo walks and other means for participation and input. When a plan is drafted, it will go through the public process of review and adoption, including work sessions and public hearings at the Planning Commission and the Assembly.  

Let us know what you think!

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Contact Community Planning any time:
Visit us on the second floor of the JHAC, 907 Terminal St.
Call us (907) 459-1260

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