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Destination Midtown is one of the largest and most proactive planning studies in the history of Omaha. It was guided by a unique, first-of-its-kind partnership of  neighborhoods, large and small businesses, institutions, and the City. The goal of the process was to establish a framework to assist Midtown return to prominence and make it a “destination of choice” within the metropolitan area.

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The purpose of the Historic Florence Master Plan is to visually depict and describe a series of improvements that will further enhance the area. The results of the recommendations included within this plan should attract new businesses and residents, spark capital improvement expenditures, draw local and regional tourists to the area, and instill additional community pride in Florence residents.

 Joslyn Neighborhood Plan Cover


Finished in December of 2012, the Joslyn Neighborhood Development and Housing Study was completed for NuStyle Development Corporation on behalf of The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and the City of Omaha. The nine month process was intended to look in greater detail at an underdeveloped area between Downtown and Midtown Omaha where a renewed interest in urban living had been sparked due to a sequence of successful planning efforts and new developments. The study resulted in the creation of a master plan intended to address key economic, social, and environmental issues through catalytic development projects, public spaces, streetscape improvements, transit opportunities, and pedestrian and bicycle connections.



The Benson-Ames Alliance Plan encourages mixed-use centers that blend retail, residential and office elements to achieve balanced and truly livable neighborhoods. These areas include: Downtown Benson; 72nd and Military; North Saddle Creek and Hamilton; Ames corridor between 50th and 60th streets; Sorensen Park Plaza; and Benson Park Plaza. Additional sections of the plan address transportation, housing and public space issues. It also contains recommendations on the restoration, conservation and preservation of housing stock, and offers ideas on creative and distinctive signage to reflect the community’s unique character.


The Urban Design Element of the City of Omaha’s Master Plan recognizes the importance of street design to the overall character of the city, and recommends creation of a Green Streets Master Plan to delineate streets that should be subject to special street landscaping planting and maintenance requirements.


The future of North Omaha and its people is tied to economic development, creating the opportunities that will help the community’s residents and businesses participate fully in the growth and dynamism of the metropolitan area. The North Omaha Development Project is the first step in what will be both a long and rewarding journey for North Omaha and the entire Omaha community.


This Village Revitalization Plan for North Omaha builds upon a foundation of previous community planning efforts where each proposal continues and captures a part of the community’s aspirations for their collective future in order to form a comprehensive proposal for the continued development of North Omaha.

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In partnership with residents, businesses and community organizations, the South Omaha Development Project can ensure that growth and investment extend into South Omaha neighborhoods and make meaningful improvements to the everyday lives of the South Omaha community.


Since 2001, the "Master Plan for Omaha Suburban Park System" has been used extensively by the public and private sectors to guide the growth and development of parks, trails, and open spaces in Omaha. The master plan, which was updated in 2015, consists of two parts: the Map shows the proposed locations of community parks, neighborhood parks, trails, boulevards, and parkways in developing areas within Omaha's planning jurisdiction. The main Plan document outlines the philosophy of locating these features and describes the financing mechanism necessary to implement the plan. Appendix A summarizes a review of the Plan in terms of the overall City of Omaha Master Plan. Appendix B includes descriptions of each proposed park location, along with programmatic elements for the park. Appendix C "Boulevard Design Guidelines", is incorporated in the Plan to provide continuity in character throughout the boulevard and parkway system. Appendix D contains estimated costs of construction for each park. The Park Planning Division administers the implementation of the plan.

Historic Boulevard Master Plan Cover Omaha's Historic Boulevard System Master Plan was developed as a way to be proactive about restoring and enhancing the City's historic boulevards after transportation and sewer projects are implemented along these streets. The plan was adopted in 2013.

The Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Element is updated periodically to analyze the interceptor sewer requirements for the Papillion Creek Watershed and to evaluate the projected revenues and expenditures of the Interceptor Fund. The Plan was last reviewed and updated in 2015. 

  Through an Interlocal Cooperation Act Agreement, Omaha has participated in the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership to draft six polices and a map-based Papillion Creek Watershed Plan and a shorter term Papillion Creek Watershed Implementation Plan. These policies and plans have been adopted as the Stormwater Element of the Omaha Master Plan.