City of Lincoln
2005 Media Releases
Resident of Lincoln and Lancaster County are invited to an open house on the City-County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 at the Gere Branch Public Library, 2400 South 56th Street. The open house will include a brief presentation at 5 p.m. on drafts of the Urban Growth Tier map and the Future Land Use map.
The City-County Planning Commission will have a public hearing on the maps at its regular meeting Wednesday, October 26. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street. The Planning Commission is scheduled to take action on the maps following the hearing.
At the open house, representatives from several departments and divisions – including Planning, the Lincoln Water System, Wastewater and Engineering – will be available to meet with the public.
The draft Urban Growth Tier map takes a very long-term look at the areas where Lincoln will grow between now and the year 2030 and beyond. It has identified more than 200 square miles for the future expansion of Lincoln. There are currently about 83 square miles inside the City limits.
The draft Future Land Use map shows future areas for urban residential, commercial and industrial uses in Lincoln. It also displays environmentally sensitive areas for protection in the future. In the area generally three miles outside of Lincoln, some areas for future low-density residential or agricultural uses are shown. The map will be used to model future traffic generation and for discussion of transportation alternatives.
The process of updating the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and LRTP will take about 12 more months to complete. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan and LRTP, visit the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov and click on the Planning Department link.