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Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement  (NCE) districts are intended to preserve and or enhance existing neighborhoods with physical characteristics not otherwise addressed in the zoning code.

The focus of NCE plan creation at this time is to address neighborhood scale mixed-use commercial centers and corridors established during the historic street car era. NCE districts will help to preserve and protect these unique and distinctive areas from possible incompatible development patterns. They also address current regulations which, in some cases, may prevent compatible future development.

NCE plans allows for the creation of zoning regulations that are specific to a district and may include modifications:

  • To existing base zoning
  • The addition of urban design provisions
  • The addition of historic preservation standards
  • Additional provisions as deemed necessary and appropriate

All properties within Omaha are required to meet zoning ordinances. The district plan is intended to “fine tune” these zoning regulations for certain districts to promote development which preserves and enhances the existing character.

The Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement (NCE) Inventory and Initiative

To learn more about the evolution of the NCE program you may download the recently prepared the Omaha NCE Inventory and Initiative below. These are large format, high resolution PDF files. For best results it is recommended that you view them with a desktop or laptop computer. Hard copies are available at the Planning Department offices.

Introduction           Appendix

Resource Information Related to NCE Planning and Infill Redevelopment

Information coming soon!