The City of Seward, Alaska is updating the community's comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a document that provides the framework to guide development and growth in the community over the next 20 years.

To view the previous comprehensive plan, as well as other City planning documents, visit the Documents page.  

To view other Kenai Peninsula community comprehensive plans, visit the Kenai Peninsula Borough's plan page here



The City of Seward is located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula at the head of Resurrection Bay. Founded in 1903 as the ocean terminus of what is now the Alaska Railroad. Seward is Alaska's only deep-water, ice-free port with rail, highway, and air transportation. A progressive community that enjoys a beautiful and scenic environment with numerous visitor attractions, Seward is home to approximately 2,600 residents. 

“...when you’ve lived in Alaska, living in other places seems easier, less challenging, less threatening. No one is ever the same after coming back from Alaska.”
— Peter Jenkins, Author, Looking for Alaska

Components of a Comprehensive Plan

  • Background research & analysis
  • Public outreach
  • Issues identification
  • Population forecasting
  • Alternative growth scenarios
  • Recommendations
  • Implementation strategy