What is the Master Plan?
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
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.
2050 Master Plan Final Draft
2050 MASTER PLAN FINAL DRAFT AND NEXT STEP
Between September to November 2020, the city collected hundreds of comments from the public, city and community stakeholders and on the first draft of the 2050 Master Plan. Planning Department staff reviewed all comments and submissions and evaluated whether corrections were required, if comments were in support, if further clarification was required or if comments were advisory. Based on these considerations, all comments were either edited, updated or otherwise included in the final draft, noted as in support or advisory or dismissed.
To formally adopt the Master Plan in compliance with NRS 278, the Planning Commission and City Council will hear associated items in early 2021 (all dates are subject to change – please refer to agendas for case information, meeting dates and times):
- New zoning districts in support of new land use placetypes will be created by text amendment to LVMC Title 19 – 2.9.21 Planning Commission
- City Council approval of zoning district text amendment:
- 3.3.21 City Council - Introduction
- 3.15.21 Recommending Committee – Second Reading
- 3.17.21 City Council – Adoption
- Property notification of general plan amendment and conforming rezoning – March-April
- 2050 Master Plan adoption – these meetings will adopt the plan, its outcomes and policies, new land uses, and associated general plan amendment and rezoning
- 3.31.21 Special Planning Commission Meeting
For any questions, please contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the complete final draft plan that will be considered for adoption. (Large 2GB file)
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
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.
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.
The introduction gives an overview of the plan, its vision, guiding principles and goals, as well as information from public comment periods
- Land Use: As the city grows, we plan for where will people live, work, and play, while ensuring preservation
- Open Space: Parks, recreation and open spaces are essential parts of our city.
- Transportation & Infrastructure: Moving people and goods is essential, and future infrastructure must be accounted for.
- Economy & Education: Ensuring our region boasts a competitive economy that is diverse and makes use of new technologies.
- Services & Facilities: The provision of city services is the foundation for a world-class community.
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.
Land Use The first section of Chapter 2 details the land use strategy and the 2050 General Plan for future land use.
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 This section of the plan provides a detailed analysis of existing socio-economic and demographic conditions and proposed improvements for sixteen unique community areas.
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 This section discusses the natural environment, extreme heat and trees, parks and recreation, food and urban agriculture and pollution and environmental justice.
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 Topics within this chapter include goals on education and schools, economic development and redevelopment, public finance, housing and homelessness.
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
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.