The City Council and Lancaster County Board will have a special joint public hearing Tuesday, October 18 on LPlan2040, the 10-year update to the Comprehensive Plan. The hearing begins at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 555 S. 10th St. and will be aired on 5 CITY-TV, the government access channel on Time Warner Cable channel 5.
LPlan2040 looks ahead 30 years at how Lincoln will grow, where residents will live and work, and how they will travel. The City-County Planning Commission voted 8 - 0 to recommend approval of the Plan with amendments. The Plan, the amendments and the Planning Commission's recommendation are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: lplan). Printed copies of the Plan are available at any library branch or the City-County Planning Department, 555 S. 10th St.
In addition to testifying at the public hearing, the public may submit feedback in the following ways:
The City Council and County Board are expected to take action to adopt LPlan2040 this month.
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.
The transportation chapter of LPlan 2040 is a companion to 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.