The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department invites the public to review and comment on the draft LPlan2040, the 10-year update to the Comprehensive Plan. LPlan2040 looks ahead 30 years at how Lincoln will grow, where residents will live and work, and how they will travel. The public is encouraged to review the draft plan and submit feedback in the following ways:
The Planning Commission will make recommendations to the City Council and County Board, which are expected to hold hearings and take action to adopt the Plan in October. The draft Plan is the result of a year-long public process that included the guidance of a citizen group called the LPlan Advisory Committee (LPAC). LPAC included all nine members of the Planning Commission and 11 others appointed by Mayor Beutler to represent a broad range of interests. Hundreds of residents took part in community meetings and workshops, and thousands offered input on the website, the Virtual Town Hall and through other communications.
"I'd like to express my appreciation to the members of the advisory committee for their hard work and dedication, and also to the community as a whole for the valuable input you have given us during the past year," said Planning Director Marvin Krout.
The transportation chapter of LPlan 2040 makes up a separate document known as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP is required for the City and County to receive federal transportation funds, and it must be adopted by the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a separate agency with representation from the City, County and State. The MPO Officials Committee is expected to review and adopt the LRTP this year.