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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

2050 Master Plan

From September to November 2020, the city collected comments from the public and community stakeholders on the first draft of the 2050 Master Plan.

Three neighborhood meetings were held at City Hall to further discuss the 2050 Master Plan. The meetings were held in person with limited capacity, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and streamed on social media and other platforms. The meeting, as well as a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, can be viewed below.

The 2050 Master Plan was adopted by City Council on July 21, 2021. New zoning districts in support of the new land use designations mentioned in the 2050 Master Plan are currently under development and are anticipated later in 2021.

Download the 2050 Master Plan.

If you have any questions about the plan, please provide them to “Master Plan” or email us at masterplan@lasvegasnevada.gov

Overview

Overview

General Plan Amendment – Charleston Area (21-0326-GPA1)

Within the Charleston Area, an amendment (21-0326-GPA1) was proposed to expand the TOD-2 land use to 91 acres south of Sahara Avenue along Interstate 15 to allow additional mixed-use development at the city’s southern edge


Proposed Title 19.07 Transit Oriented Zoning

To implement the land use place types created by the 2050 Master Plan, a new Chapter to the Title 19 Unified Development Code will soon be proposed to implement the vision of the city of Las Vegas Master Plan. This new chapter will enable and permit comprehensively planned developments to provide high quality mixed-use developments adjacent to built or planned high capacity transit lines. The rezoning of properties to these  new districts accomplishes the goals and outcomes because they:

  • Develop compact and mixed use neighborhoods with walkable access to jobs, amenities, education services and transit
  • Focus new development in infill and redevelopment areas
  • Utilize new development models that provide a broad mix of housing and neighborhood types to accommodate residents with varied incomes and in different stages of life
  • Improve the quality of districts  and neighborhoods to promote an authentic, vibrant sense of place
  • Connect and enhance accessible bike and pedestrian facilities as part of a safe, efficient complete street and highway network that moves people and goods.
  • Make transit options more convenient and better integrated with vibrant neighborhood and employment centers, better connecting people to their destinations
  • Prioritize key redevelopment opportunities and incentivize and actively promote their reuse, and
  • Increase affordable housing types and choices for all income levels near existing and new employment centers.

This Chapter will be applicable to all properties designated “Mixed Use Center,” “Corridor Mixed-Use,” or “Neighborhood Center Mixed   Use” (TOD-1, TOD-2, TOC-2, TOC-2, NMXU) on the 2050 General Plan Map. Please visit this page for future updates and a copy of the proposed ordinance amending LVMC Title 19.


Proposed Trails ordinance (21-0463-TXT1)

Complete Streets provide opportunities for all users to safely travel – transit users, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The City is proposing amendments to Title 19.04 to create updated and new trail and bike facility standards in alignment with the 2050 Master Plan’s Complete Street goal and the Trails Network of the Master Plan for Streets and Highways. The amendment adds standards for Regional Trails, Shared-Use Trails, Urban Paths (Trails, Protected Bike Lanes and Cycletracks), Equestrian Trails, and Off-Street Trails. 


Proposed Tree ordinance

To immediately address opportunities, challenges, and implementation strategies related to trees and urban heat outlined in the plan’s Urban Forestry, Environmental Justice, and Hazards goals, the City is looking to amend its codes to address the City’s urban forest. Check back soon for details and a copy of the proposed ordinance amending LVMC Title 13 and LVMC Title 19.


Imagine LV Parks

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is developing “Imagine LV Parks” a specific plan to implement the 2050 plan’s Parks and Park Connectivity goals. To participate and share your vision on the future of parks and recreation, please visit Imagine LV Parks


Maryland Pkwy Transit Oriented Development Plan

The City of Las Vegas will consider adoption of the Maryland Pkwy Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Corridor Plan. This plan supports implementation of both the 2050 Master Plan and the Vision 2045 Downtown Las Vegas Masterplan, and was jointly conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Clark County. Strategies will be implemented from these plans, including the construction of the Maryland Pkwy BRT line, the first RTC OnBoard high-capacity transit line, and rezoning of properties along the corridor to the existing Title 19.09 Form-Based Code and proposed Title 19.07.

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 former 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 was time to plan how our community will look in the future. The master plan team was made up of the city of Las Vegas, and the Smith Group and included an executive steering committee and a citizens advisory committee.

As part of the 2050 Master Plan, approximately 3,000 parcels underwent land use changes. Corresponding zoning changes are currently under development, but will NOT be changed at this time, although are anticipated later in 2021.

The plan introduced sixteen community planning areas – neighborhoods, districts, and places that are intended to create a special sense of place and track outcome. Over time, the city will work with the community on the project, similar to the Downtown Las Vegas Masterplan process.

Download the 2050 Master Plan.

If you have any questions about the plan, please provide them to “Master Plan” or email us at masterplan@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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