The public is invited to a free interactive planning activity Saturday, August 14 to explore the connections between land use, transportation and finance. The "Plan-it-Yourself" workshop is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Lancaster Room of the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th Street. The workshop is part of LPlan 2040, the update of the Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan for Lincoln and Lancaster County.
"We are working to create a vision for the future of the area out to the year 2040," said Marvin Krout, Director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department. "It's important for residents to have some understanding of how the community grows, and I think this exercise will be a fun way for the public to both learn and share their views."
Participants will learn what it takes to plan the future growth of the city. Small groups will work with maps of the Lincoln area and use magnetic game pieces to create a vision of future residential growth. The groups will then work within a budget to develop a transportation network to serve the new growth. Groups also will have the option to consider improvements to the public transit system.
To reserve a seat for the event, visit lplan2040.lincoln.ne.gov and click on the "Plan-it-Yourself" reservation button. Reservations are encouraged but not required, and the public is welcome to register at the door on the day of the event. For more information about the "Plan-it-Yourself" workshop or LPlan2040, visit the website or contact Sara Hartzell in the Planning Department at 441-7491.