Long Range Planning

2018 Lincoln Downtown Master Plan

2018 Lincoln Downtown Master Plan Comment Board

5/23/2018 - Jeff:

Downtown needs more affordable housing, and less parking. Affordable housing downtown will create a critical residential mass that can support amenities. Parking structures, unless well designed, create dead spaces in downtowns that feel less safe.

5/18/2018 - Denise Arnold:

I've been reading some of the comments and I'm concerned if some people have stock and Dave and Busters because that was mentioned at least three times. And ask for the person who commented about building up let me tell you coming from New York City you don't want to build up it creates massive crowds exclamation point instead you want to build out. The best idea is to build out downtown over the overpass and down to 27th Street and creep up towards a street. Then have a human driving bus that goes from one end to the other. As fast or as you need more mom and pop shops where someone could go and get everything from Hardware from paint from clothing from gift and card shoppies from small local groceries from Electronics from jewelry shops from quaint rooftop cafes and restaurants Etc. This is the way you want to go!!! Oh and by the way no more roundabouts they are terrible and as your city grows they will become a huge problem. Thank you

4/20/2018 - Tiffany:

The Haymarket and surrounding areas should continue to be converted into a entertainment/residential area. More entertainment options like Dave and Busters should be added to attract people. The grocery store opening in August will be great! I also think there needs to be a strong redevelopment of the area around 10th and M. Building some height there would be aesthetically pleasing and hopefully practical. Filling in those dead spots are important for a 24/7 downtown.

4/11/2018 - Tiffany:

We need more sustainable restaurant and entertainment options in the Rail Yard. A Cheesecake Factory and Dave and Busters or something similar would be very attractive to people and college students and bring more people downtown. Also, redevelopment of the northwest corner of 10th and M would be a key catalyst for growth in that part of downtown. Build something with height!

4/11/2018 - Brian Houston:

I oppose the use of any tax money for this project. We were not told the truth about Pinnacle Bank Arena.

4/11/2018 - M:

More food options would be great for the downtown area. Eat Fit Go, Einsteins Bagels, Whataburger, Chickfila, Torchy's Tacos.

4/10/2018 - August:

There should be more single family housing downtown (maybe some of the old industrial buildings) and there should be a small shopping center of some sort built. The Gold's Building would be a good spot for that if there weren't so many homeless people around, lots of housing around and the University is close. I think if you combined that with a stronger entertainment district in the Rail Yard (something like a Dave and Buster's) and the grocery store going up, that would really make our downtown a 24/7 downtown.

4/5/2018 - Jason:

I didn't read the article but I saw a headline about turning Pershing into a parking garage. I would like the city to consider redeveloping Pershing into a new multi-use transportation hub. I'm not talking about just a dirty bus stop. Create an attractive space and encourage transit and bike commuters along with a space for pedestrians to enjoy. A mix of commercial use and transportation use. Provide a safe space to safely secure a bike. Transit riders can use the hub to switch to downtown shuttles. UNL can use it as an off campus student hub for their network. It can also be used as a bike share and ride share location. If we must have it build up and allow for some parking. Public transit will never be a priority unless driving becomes too painful. Not that we need to make driving painful, but unless we can show public transit to be an enjoyable experience most people won't consider using it. We have a long way to go to be a Complete Street City.

3/25/2018 - Dave:

I have a suggestion for any future buildings that will be going up. Build "vertical" for a change. Ten stories is not a high rise in anyone's opinion. Let's make Lincoln start looking like a real cosmopolitan city for once. We know there is a building height restriction of 285 ft....none of which any of our current buildings are which includes the US Bank building. That building sits at 225 ft. Maybe when its decided what to build at the NW corner of 10th and M we can build a bit higher. It can be done.....let's do it!!!!!