Missing Middle Housing

Register for Missing Middle Events NIFA (Nebraska Investment Finance Authority) hosts a weekly Wednesday Webinar series. Two upcoming events feature Missing Middle Housing topics – register for the free events below! Prairie Queen: A Missing Middle Neighborhood  REGISTER Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 10-11:30 am Guest Speakers: Mark Stursma, Planning Director, City of Papillion and David…

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Register Today: Virtual Missing Middle Housing event with national expert Dan Parolek

Join us for our virtual Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis event with special guest Dan Parolek. Parolek created the concept of Missing Middle Housing in 2011 to define the gap in housing between single family homes and larger condo buildings and to provide resources to enable…

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First Draft of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The CEDS serves as a blueprint for economic resiliency for the Omaha-Council Bluffs six-county region and serves as a road map to strengthen and diversify the regional economy through the collaboration of the public and private sectors. MAPA is responsible for submitting an updated CEDS to the U.S. Economic Development Administration every five years. View the Draft CEDS at https://mapacog.org/projects/ceds/

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Final 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

MAPA’s 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan is a 30 year vision for the future of transportation in the Omaha-Council Bluffs region. The MAPA 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan is developed in harmony with Heartland 2050, ConnectGO, and the other planning initiatives undertaken in the region in recent years.  As MAPA’s adopted regional vision, Heartland 2050 calls for…

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MAPA joins The Wellbeing Partners for Mental Health Stigma Reduction Virtual Campaign Launch

Save the Date: Mental Health Stigma Reduction Virtual Campaign Launch July 30 | Noon to 1 p.m. The Wellbeing Partners and Public Good Projects – with support from the Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie Health Departments, the Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA), and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health – are working to change the conversation around…

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MAPA Board of Directors passes Equity Resolution

The recent demonstrations and protests that have been highlighted in the MAPA region and nationwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd prompted MAPA’s Board of Directors to adopt a resolution at the June 25 board meeting. This resolution reaffirms the agency’s commitment to an equitable and just region. This ensures that the…

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MAPA Releases Interactive Regional Development Report

In a first of its kind assessment for MAPA, we have released our interactive Regional Development Report, which explores the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area’s development patterns and provides insight into the decisions which influenced these patterns. This report represents a new approach at MAPA, both in the data curated and in the sophistication of the…

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COVID-19 Update

As a precaution, given the rapidly-evolving public health concerns facing our community, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency will be practicing social distancing measures including working from home at this time.

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Transit Yields a Return on Investment: ROI Study Released

 MAPA embarked on a Transit Return on Investment (ROI) Study to evaluate the “business case” for expanding regional transit. This study is built on established studies, the Heartland 2050 Vision and the Close the Gap Analysis of Potential Transportation Corridors in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area. This study’s goal is to provide a framework to…

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2019 H2050 Annual Report is out now!

We are pleased to share the 2019 Heartland 2050 Annual Report. As we continue the work of regional collaboration, it’s important to pause and reflect on the important milestones we have accomplished. As our networks and partnerships grow, so does the impact of our work. We look forward to great things in 2020!

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