Heartland 2050

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Heartland 2050 is a long-term vision of the future for the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs metro region – a two-state, eight-county Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) – based on the core values of area residents. This vision will guide our community leaders, giving them a roadmap and identifying strategies that will help them make decisions to create the kind of place our children and grandchildren will want to live and work 40 years from now – a thriving region to call home.

Anyone who is interested in the future of our community should be engaged with Heartland 2050. Visit Heartland 2050 to learn more and to get involved.

The Heartland 2050 Land Use represents a future where we have taken steps to reach the Heartland Vision Goals.  The following land use types were identified:

  • Low Density Residential
    New neighborhoods of single-family homes on larger lots, found in smaller cities, towns and rural areas.
  • Medium Density Residential
    A mix of new investment in existing neighborhoods and development of new walkable neighborhoods, with single family homes on smaller lots, townhomes, apartments and condos.
  • High Density Residential
    A mix of small-lot, single-family homes, townhomes, apartments, condos and mixed-use buildings, found in town centers and along mixed-use corridors.
  • Employment Area
    New office, retail and industrial job growth.