The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Comprehensive Development Plan (Borough-wide Comprehensive Plan) was originally adopted in 1970. This plan contains sections addressing Borough-wide as well as community-specific issues. Since 1970, the plan has been updated and amended through the adoption of community based plans, specific plans such as the Long Range Transportation Plan and Lake Management Plans, and plans prepared by the State of Alaska, such as the Susitna Area Plan. The purpose of revising the Borough-wide Comprehensive Plan of 1970, as amended, is to update the section addressing Borough-wide growth and development issues. In addition, this revision will discuss the method of comprehensive planning used by the Borough, how community based plans and Borough-wide plans relate to one another, and Borough-wide planning issues.
The Borough-wide Comprehensive Plan, as amended, provides general goals and policy recommendations to help guide future development in order to enhance our quality of life and the public health, safety, and welfare. Because the comprehensive plan seeks to promote a high quality of life for a twenty year period, its goals and recommendations are general in nature so as to accommodate new technologies, development patterns, a growing population and diversifying economy