The Douglas County Master Plan provides guidance on the location of different types of development in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The Master Plan includes eleven different elements such as Land Use, Housing, and Transportation, as well as a five-year action plan to address specific development and quality of life issues within the County. The current Douglas County Master Plan was first adopted in April 1996 and was last updated in 2011. At a joint workshop on February 9, 2016, the Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission gave direction to staff. The minutes of the workshop are available here.
The public participation process began in June 2016 with Master Plan Community Workshops. The presentation from the Community Workshops may be viewed here. A summary of comments from the four Community Workshops may be viewed here. Workshop attendees completed questionnaires concerning the existing goals for their community plans. The questionnaire responses may be viewed here.
Master Plan Survey Results
The 2016 Master Plan Survey collected 898 responses and ran from June 2 to July 31, 2016. The survey report may be viewed here. A live business poll was conducted at the Critical Issues Conference on September 29, 2016. The executive summary may be viewed here.
Upcoming Douglas County Planning Commission Meetings
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Master Plan Workshop on Draft Master Plan Elements
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Final action on the Master Plan Update
Upcoming Board of Commissioners Meetings
Monday, September 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special Meeting for final action on Master Plan Amendments only. Monday, December 4, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Final action on the Master Plan Update.