Frequently Asked Questions

What is LPlan 2040?

LPlan 2040 is the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan goes through a major update every ten years. The last major update resulted in the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan and was adopted in 2011. Minor updates like the one underway are conducted in the interim, about every five years. The updated Plan will continue to look out to the year 2040.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a community's common vision of what it wants to be like in the future. Such plans typically look twenty to thirty years in the future. Comprehensive plans deal mostly with the physical characteristics of a city or a county. They contain the vision and plans a community needs to guide future changes. These plans illustrate where tomorrow's homes, schools, parks, shopping areas, employment centers, and other uses will be located and how they will develop. They often show natural and environmentally sensitive areas a community may want to preserve and enhance for its children and grandchildren.

What is in a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan typically includes plans and policies for the following:

  • Goals for the future
  • Future land use patterns
  • Housing needs
  • Transportation improvements
  • Future schools and parks
  • Future community facilities
  • Public utilities
What is a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)?

A Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) fulfills the requirements of the Federal Transportation planning process by describing the transportation needs of a community for at least 20 years. The LRTP is guided by the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and is required to be updated every five years.

The plan must consider the full complement of transportation modes – roads, bicycles, pedestrians, trails, transit, parking, railroads and airports. In Lincoln and Lancaster County, the LRTP is consistent with the Transportation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan, but provides a greater level of detail regarding projects and financial information.