2020 Master Plan Workshops and Public Information

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas
Posted on 08/21/2020
Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglasMinden NV- Douglas County is kicking off the process to update the Master Plan Text and is calling on residents to help shape the future of their community. A webpage has been constructed to provide the public with additional information regarding the update and public outreach has begun.

The goals and objectives contained in the Douglas County Master Plan text guides the decisions of the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commission related to the long term planning and development of the County over the next 10-20 years. The Master Plan was first adopted in April 1996 and was last updated in 2011. The current update began in 2019 with amendments to the Land Use Map and continues now with a focus on updating the Master Plan elements (chapters).

“It is critical that all residents and stakeholders are involved in the text update of the Master Plan,” said Tom Dallaire, Director of Community Development. “Community outreach will include two days of public workshops, a social media campaign, a direct mail campaign to utility customers and an online survey aimed at capturing the vision of our residents in the update.”

Public workshops will be hosted on the dates and times listed below at the Douglas County Community Center located at 1329 Waterloo Lane, in Gardnerville. These interactive, socially distanced workshops, offered both in person and virtually online, will provide residents of Douglas County and stakeholders with an opportunity to have a voice in shaping the future direction of the community. Attendees will be able to ask questions and voice their opinions.

Due to capacity limitations put in place by Governor Sisolak, Douglas County is required to limit attendance to no more than 50 people at each session. Four presentations have been schedule over the course of two days. Reservations are required to attend and can be made on a first come first served basis by calling 775-782-6210 or by emailing masterplan@douglasnv.us. Open house periods have also been scheduled on each day. Residents may stop by the Community Center during the open house hours without a reservation but capacity will be limited at the door to 50 attendees at a time. Masks will be required.

September 9, 2020
Open House (No reservation required, capacity limited to 50 people)- 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Presentations (Reservations Required)- 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

September 11, 2020
Open House (No reservation required, capacity limited to 50 people)- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presentations (Reservations Required)- 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person the presentations will be recorded and available to view live. Recordings of the presentations will also be posted to the County’s web page within 3 days of the workshops.

Public comment regarding the 2020 Master Plan Text Update may also be submitted in writing for consideration. Douglas County is actively seek comments on the 2020 Master Plan Text Update now. Please submit comments and/or questions to Tom Dallaire, Director of Community Development, or Sam Booth, Planning Manager at 775-782-6210 or via email at masterplan@douglasnv.us.

To view the 202 Master Plan Text Update webpage click here.
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