Long Range Transportation Plan Open House

Long Range Transportation Plan Open Houses were held on April 19, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and again from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The Open Houses were held at the County/City Building at 555 S. 10th Street, in Room 113. The purpose of these Open Houses was to gather public input on alternatives for the future of Transportation in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Presentations were given at 11:30 am, 12:45, 5:00 and 5:45 pm. Staff was available to take questions and gather input.

View the PowerPoint Presentation made at the Open Houses

View the Display Boards used at the Open Houses

Open House Handout

Virtual Town Hall Bright Ideas

The Bright Ideas campaign used Virtual Town Hall to gather creative and far-reaching ideas from the public for their vision into the year 2040. The Ideas were gathered in five different topic areas:

  • Beautiful Places
  • Getting Around
  • Where We Live
  • How We Play
  • Where We Work

Over the 11-week period of the campaign, 311 individuals registered as participants. The oldest was 92 and the youngest 15, with the average user being 45. There were slightly more males than females participating. There were 97 ideas entered in the website in total, with activity being higher toward the beginning of the campaign and dropping off as it continued.

Bright Ideas Winner Rosina Paolini

Bright Ideas Winner Brett Johnson

Bright Ideas Winner Rosina Paolini

Bright Ideas Winner Todd Kellerman

Bright Ideas Winner Rosina Paolini

Bright Ideas Winner Rosina Paolini

Growth Scenarios Public Meetings

Five public meetings on the draft growth scenarios were held in late October and early November, 2010. The purpose of the open houses was to receive public input on three possible growth scenarios for the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The public was invited to share their ideas for the community’s future to the year 2040. Presentations were made at all the open houses.

The dates and locations of the open houses were as follows:

  • October 26, 2010, Walt Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm (Presentations at 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm)
  • October 28, 2010, Hickman Community Center, 6:30 pm-7:30pm (Presentation at 6:45 pm)
  • November 2, 2010, Energy Square, 1111 O Street, Rm. 106, 11:00 am-12:30 pm (Presentations at 11:15 am and noon)
  • November 3, 2010, Eisely Library, 1530 Superior Street, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm (Presentations at 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm)
  • November 4, 2010, Davey Community Hall, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm (Presentation at 6:45 pm)

Sustainability Workshop

The City-County Planning Department held a Sustainability Workshop on September 29, 2010. The purpose of the discussion was to engage the public on local sustainability issues and how those issues relate to the Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan. For more information, view the flyer.

The workshop included a presentation by keynote speaker Gayle Prest, Sustainability Director for the City of Minneapolis, and a question/answer period with a panel of 5 local experts including:

  • Scott Holmes, Environmental Public Health Manager, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
  • Michelle Penn, AIA Registered Architect, Authenticity LLC
  • Mike Rezac, President of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, President of Rezac Construction, Green Builder
  • Cecil Steward, FAIA Dean emeritus professor of Architecture and Planning at UNL’s College of Architecture, President and founder of Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities and the International North/North Network for Urban Sustainability
  • Kristi Wamstad-Evans, LEED AP Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Omaha

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