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What is the Master Plan?

What is the Master Plan?

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Based on feedback we’ve heard from the Las Vegas City Council and Planning Commission, the City of Las Vegas 2050 Master Plan is utilizing the following draft vision statement, guided by principles that will help us measure success, weigh recommendations, foster community-driven implementation and improve quality of life for all residents: 

The City of Las Vegas will be a leader in resilient, healthy cities, leveraging the pioneering innovative spirit of its residents to provide equitable access to services, education and jobs in the new economy. 

The key issues based on the results of our survey, feedback from public outreach events and June 2019 Town Hall meetings have been included in our draft goal statements to be addressed in the master plan

Overview

Overview

An effective master plan must have a foundation of needs identified by its community. From March to July of 2019, the Planning Department has conducted over 50 outreach events and received thousands of comments and from across the City. This community input addresses a wide range of topics, including civic space, the drought, public safety, homelessness, education, and general growth and development.

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2050 Master Plan Draft

2050 Master Plan Draft

After extensive public outreach with the Mayor and Council, Planning Commission, community stakeholders and city staff, the city and its consultant team have drafted the comprehensive master plan. We value your input on the plan as a whole, in addition to specific subject matter and topics that may impact the city and community. After receiving public comment and input, Planning Department staff will make revisions and edits before releasing a final draft ahead of Planning Commission and City Council consideration before the end of 2020. To share comments email masterplan@lasvegasnevada.gov

Download the complete plan or read individual sections below.

Overview

Overview

Cities in Nevada are required to develop a master plan to guide future decisions about their physical development. Master plans identify current issues and needs in the community, and set forth goals, policies and actions to address issues. They also contain specific functional areas that address many different and complex aspects of urban and suburban development, including conservation, historic preservation, housing, land use, public facilities and services, recreation and open space, safety and transportation. 

The city’s current 2020 Master Plan, adopted in 2000 and updated periodically over the following decade, sought to address the challenges of rapid growth and transformation during the 2000s and 2010s. Since many of the goals and policies from that plan were achieved, it is now time to plan how our community will look in the future. The master plan team is made up of the city of Las Vegas, and the Smith Group and includes an executive steering committee and a citizens advisory committee.

An Equitable Las Vegas for All

An Equitable Las Vegas for All

When we imagine our city in the future, we see a city of clean air and water for all. A city that provides access to education, healthcare, resources and jobs no matter where in the city we happen to live—all while acknowledging that each ward has its own distinctive character.

Youth Input

Youth Input

We partnered with the Department of Youth Development and Social Innovation (YDSI) to hear from young people across the city. See what they love about their communities and suggest for future improvement.

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Introduction

Introduction

The introduction gives an overview of the plan, its vision, guiding principles and goals, as well as information from public comment periods. Read the introduction section of the 2050 Master Plan Draft.

Goals

Goals

  1. Land Use: As the city grows, we plan for where will people live, work, and play, while ensuring preservation
  2. Open Space: Parks, recreation and open spaces are essential parts of our city.
  3. Transportation & Infrastructure: Moving people and goods is essential, and future infrastructure must be accounted for.
  4. Economy & Education: Ensuring our region boasts a competitive economy that is diverse and makes use of new technologies.
  5. Services & Facilities: The provision of city services is the foundation for a world-class community.
A Resilient City

A Resilient City

To ensure a quality of life well into the future, we need to be bold to address acute shocks and chronic stresses unique to our growing community, including mental and physical health, homelessness, changing weather patterns, rising temperatures and water scarcity.

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Land Use

Land Use

The first section of Chapter 2 details the land use strategy and the 2050 General Plan for future land use. Read Land Use Chapter 2.1

A Healthy City

A Healthy City

We see opportunities to make more communities more walkable and responsive through mixed use developments together with ample parks, open spaces and recreational opportunities.

Areas of the City

Areas of the City

This section of the plan provides a detailed analysis of existing socio-economic and demographic conditions and proposed improvements for sixteen unique areas of the city. Read about the unique planning areas of the city in Chapter 2.2

Livability Las Vegas Style

Livability Las Vegas Style

For all the change the future will bring, we want to maintain strong ties to qualities of the city that make it distinctive and meaningful and prepare to meet emerging market demands.

Environment

Environment

This section discusses the natural environment, extreme heat and trees, parks and recreation, food and urban agriculture and pollution and environmental justice. Read about environmental factors in Chapter 2.3

Innovation: Attracting the Boldest and Brightest

Innovation: Attracting the Boldest and Brightest

Smart technologies have the opportunity to improve quality of life and provide innovative solutions for multiple generations to drive new economic development and emerging markets. There is a need for more flexible regulations around place types across the city. We need to address sprawl, to promote land uses that support different transportation types, and to strengthen connections new areas and markets.

Economy and Education

Economy and Education

Topics within this chapter include goals on education and schools, economic development and redevelopment, public finance, housing and homelessness.Read about economic and educational considerations in Chapter 3.

Systems and Services

Systems and Services

This chapter discusses public infrastructure and service provision, including:

  • Transportation and public transit
  • Energy, water, waste, greenhouse gas emissions and conservation of resources
  • Public buildings, facilities, public health and social services
  • Safety, including fire and rescue, policing, hazards and flooding

Read about public infrastructure and services in Chapter 4.

Implementation

Implementation

This chapter details the plan’s intended outcomes by 2050 and the proposed strategies the city and community partners can take to to meet the plan goals. Read more about plan implementation in Chapter 5.

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