Comprehensive Planning and Growth Management

Long range, comprehensive planning functions support the responsibility of Douglas County to prepare, adopt and implement the Douglas County Comprehensive Plan. The long range planning section of Land Services studies the ways that land use affects the community. Long range planning evaluates the economic, demographic, scientific, and cultural aspects of the built environment.  This includes data collection and analysis, conducting citizen participation and education programs, drafting plan recommendations, preparing implementation codes, and monitoring the effectiveness of plans.

The long range planning division is responsible for providing the public with options that allow communities and their citizens to achieve the goals that are set forth in a comprehensive plan. We help the community create a vision; we generate a plan to reach that vision; and build tools that will help implement the plan.

These tasks are accomplished by providing the best available advice and information to citizen committees, the Douglas County Planning Commission, and the Board of Commissioners.

Countywide Planning
Regional Shoreline Master Program
Urban Growth Area Maps