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General Plan 2050


General Plan 2050

The General Plan serves as a long-term policy guide for physical, economic, and environmental growth for the City of Lincoln and provides for the community's vision of its ultimate physical growth. The General Plan designates land use categories for the entire city and includes information on the general uses, development, intensity, siting and compatibility standards.

State law requires that every county and city prepare and adopt a comprehensive long-range plan to serve as a guide for the development of the community. State Law also requires that amendments to a General Plan can only occur four times per calendar year. Although there are limits on the number of times the General Plan can be amended per calendar year, there can be multiple amendments acted upon per meeting.

The General Plan 2050 was adopted by the City Council on March 25, 2008. City actions, such as those relating to land use allocations, annexations, zoning, subdivision and design review, redevelopment, and capital improvements must be consistent with the General Plan.

The  2050 General Plan and supporting information is available below. Please note, the documents on this page may be very large files – should you have problems viewing please try downloading the complete file to your computer prior to opening.

Copies of the General Plan and its associated maps and background materials are also available for review or purchase at City Hall.

City of Lincoln 2050 General Plan
2050 General Plan Appendix A – Economic & Fiscal Analysis& Appendix B – Parks Requirements
Technical Appendices
Appendix A-Housing Element
Appendix B-NOP Initial Study
Appendix C-Fiscal Benchmark
Appendix D-Fiscal Analysis Alternatives
Appendix E-Transportation Background
Appendix F-Water System
Appendix G-Sewer System
Appendix H-Drainage
Appendix I-Air Quality
2050 General Plan Background Report
2050 General Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
2050 General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)
2050 General Plan Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (Recirculated DEIR)
2050 General Plan Acknowledgements
2050 General Plan Land Use & Circulation Map 

General Plan Housing Element
The City of Lincoln General Plan includes a Housing Element which describes and analyzes the housing needs of Lincoln residents and issues confronted by the City. This Housing Element also outlines the official City response to addressing the community's housing needs in relation to availability, adequacy, and affordability.

Housing Element 2013-2021

Annual Progress Report

2016 annual progress report
2017 annual progress report
2018 annual progress report
2019 annual progress report
2020 annual progress report

Purchasing the General Plan
The General Plan and its associated documents are available for purchase at City Hall for the following prices:
CD-ROM $20.00
General Plan map (oversized black & white) $5.00
General Plan map (oversized color) $25.00

Contact the Planning Division at 916-434-2470.