LPlan 2040 & LRTP Updates

Dear Community,

It is time to update and refresh our community's Comprehensive Plan.

In October of 2011, the City Council and Lancaster County Commissioners adopted the current Comprehensive Plan for the City and County named LPlan 2040. The Plan looks ahead at how we can accommodate the expected growth in population and jobs in a way that preserves and enhances our quality of life.

The development of the 2040 City-County Comprehensive Plan was coordinated with the formulation of a companion document called the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP is consistent in all its principles and policies with the Transportation chapter of the City-County Comprehensive Plan, but it contains additional detail on finances and project priorities as required by the federal government to maintain our eligibility for federal transportation funds. The LRTP must be adopted by the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a separate agency with representation from City, County and State officials. The MPO Officials Committee adopted the 2040 LRTP in December of 2011.

Every five years, we conduct a minor update of the Comprehensive Plan and a full update of the LRTP. We are required to complete the update to the LRTP by the end of 2016. The Planning Commission will be meeting regularly throughout the update process to be informed of updates, provide feedback, and participate in topical discussions.

Please contact the Planning Department with any questions you may have about the update process.


David R. Cary, Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Director