City of Lincoln - Entryways Master Plan

City of Lincoln - Entryways Master Plan

This master plan established a vision for two key City of Lincoln entryways: the I-180 corridor, and the Lincoln Municipal Airport entry corridor along Cornhusker Highway. Components include landscaping, art, design standards, zoning tools, and respectful development of adjacent properties.

Under the plan, the I-180 corridor will highlight Lincoln as the Prairie Capitol with a stylized prairie framing views to the Capitol. The plan identifies opportunities for development and public art, and recommends landscaping to dramatize the entry. It also recommends the renovation of Oak Lake Park. The plan also calls for improvements along Cornhusker Highway that address the entrance from the airport, such as street trees, landscaping, signage, lighting, development opportunities and public art.

Other key parts of the plan include applying design standards, implementing wayfinding and signage, considering transit strategies, and coordinating with the Nebraska Department of Roads. Long-term strategies include not renewing private leases for city-owned parcels along I-180 and possibly acquiring land rights for billboards as leases expire.