City releases updated draft of ‘Plan Lubbock 2040’

City releases Plan Lubbock 2040

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council met Monday morning to present an updated, drafted version of a layout plan for the city that extends to the year 2040.

Called Plan Lubbock 2040, it is the first planning document the city has released in more than 30 years. To write this up it took volunteers about 17 months to put together and research.

City leaders say the plan is essentially a road map for Lubbock’s future. The 250-page document outlines several areas the city is focused on.

“How do we continue to grow and how do we evolve and we develop whether its new development or re-development. Whether it be downtown. It talks about our neighborhoods and how we better connect our neighborhoods how we take advantage of our natural resources,” said Mayor Dan Pope.

A.J. Fawver, director of planning with the City of Lubbock said more specifically it details future transportation needs, how to modify supplemental resources and how the city takes advantage of land use.

“We’re really moving the needle forward towards a very progressive way of looking at Lubbock and shaping the way it’s moving." said Fawver. "I think some of the exciting things you’ll see will include the way we’re looking at enhancing the city’s characters and unique identity.”

The city has scheduled a public hearing on the plan for Monday, October 15 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The entire draft can be found here.

The city says residents may also submit ideas on City of Lubbock Facebook and Twitter accounts, by email at CityPlanning@mylubbock.us or by calling (806) 775-2108.

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