Plans > Core Area Comprehensive Plan
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Core Area has about 25,000 residents. It is more populous than any incorporated city in the state except Fairbanks. It is growing at a faster rate than any city in the state. The Core Area is expected to more than double in population over the next two decades. More than 40 percent of the Core Area’s total land base is already developed. Much of the balance is primed for development. The purpose of this Core Area Comprehensive Plan Update is to set out goals and policies to guide development in the Core Area in a manner that will enhance the quality of life and the public health, safety, and welfare. These goals and policies will guide public and private decisions about land use and public infrastructure for the Core Area.