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Master Plan Elements
The Master Plan represents the overall vision of Omaha and has two fundamental purposes. The first provides an essential legal basis for land use regulation such as zoning and subdivision control. Secondly, a modern master plan presents a unified and compelling vision for a community, derived from the aspirations of its citizens, and establishes the specific actions necessary to fulfill that vision.
"Omaha must be a community committed to
promoting and maintaining a high quality
of life for all of its people."
These more detailed issues are addressed by "element" plans which deal with more specific functional and geographic areas of interest. The functional components include such traditional elements as:
These detailed element plans are intended to be used together with the Concept Element to guide the growth and redevelopment of the city. Even though these plans are often large in scope and detailed in nature, they all depend on the Concept Element to provide their direction and focus.
|The Environment Element sets out a vision for the long-term environmental health and sustainability of the Omaha community and the natural resources and ecosystems on which it depends.|
|The Public Facilities Element serves as a long term guide for the development of public facilities usually not addressed in other comprehensive plan elements. This plan focuses on important support facilities which form the foundation for city services that are critical to almost every aspect of public health, safety, and welfare.|
|The Housing Element is the culmination of a process which attempts to identify in general terms what the residents of Omaha want. It describes what approaches would be suitable to meet neighborhood needs, and delineates appropriate initiatives given the extent of the problem and the level of City support.|
|The Transportation Element addresses the problems of increased traffic congestion and dependence on the automobile. It creates a new transportation system that will incorporate the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users while continuing to accommodate the auto. Appendix|