MSB: Public Facilities Plan Revision

posted Nov 8, 2009, 12:20 AM by Tim Swezey   [ updated Nov 8, 2009, 12:34 AM ]

Supporting MSB web page:

October 14, 2009

All Interested Parties and all Community Councils and the Lake Louise Non-Profit Corporation,

You are invited to review and comment on the Matanuska Susitna Borough's Public Review Draft ofthe Borough-wide Public Facilities Plan Revision.

Public Review Period: October 14, 2009 through November 30, 2009

Public Open Houses to discuss the Plan:

·         Thursday November 5, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sutton Library, 11317 N. Jonesville Mine Road, Sutton;

·         Tuesday November 10,20096:30 to 8:30, p.m. Su Valley High SchoollUpper Susitna Senior Center, 16463 E. Helena Street, Talkeetna, Mile 98 Parks Highway;

·         Thursday November 12,2009 6:30 to 8:30, p.m. Knik Goose Bay Elementary School, 6400 W. Hollywood Road, Wasilla.

Draft documents for review are available at:

·         The Borough Website:  Click on Plans, Projects, & Grants, then on Public Review Documents.

·         All Borough Libraries.

·         Department of Planning and Land Use Office in Palmer

Hard Copies or CD versions are available upon request.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has re-written and updated its 1984 Public Facility Plan to account for the rapid population growth the borough has experienced and to ensure that current and future public facilities provide an appropriate level of service to the residents of the borough.

The Public Facilities Plan Revision addresses:

·         Administrative offices, including records storage

·         Animal Care

·         Educational (schools and related support facilities)

·         Libraries

·         Maintenance and Operations

·         Public Safety (Fire stations, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Emergency


·         Sewer and Water

·         Solid Waste

·         Mass Transit

The Public Facility Plan Revision does not directly address other important infrastructure or concepts that are contained in other plans specific to these topics including:

·         Transportation Facilities: MSB Long Range Transportation Plan 2007

·         Recreation, Parks and Trails Facilities: MSB Parks, Recreation and Trails Plan and

the Recreation Trails Plan.

·         Historic Buildings and Structures: MSB Historic Preservation Plan.

·         Port MacKenzie: MSB Port MacKenzie Master Plan.

·         Green Infrastructure: MSB Green Infrastructure Plan.

Community Comprehensive Plans address all of these subjects on a community council specific basis.

All comments will be compiled at the end ofthe review period and will be included as an appendix of the report. Changes and edits will be made based on these comments and incorporated into the draft final report for review and by the Planning Commission and Assembly.

I look forward to working with you in the review, adoption and implementation of this important plan.

Please contact me if you need additional information. 

Emerson Krueger, Planner


MLCC Action: Document on file at MLCC office (Ordering CD version)