The first in a series of public workshops about Heartland 2050 kicks off Monday.
Organizers of Heartland 2050, which is a long-term vision for the two-state, eight-county region, hope to hear challenges and opportunities about where people live, work and play. Led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, the project covers Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington Counties in Nebraska, and Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa.
The workshops will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. All will include food and drinks, and some will provide child care. No reservations to attend the workshops are required.
The county workshops will focus on land use for the region. The others are neighborhood-based workshops with a focus on intersections, traffic corridors and building design.
Their times and locations are:
» Pottawattamie — Monday at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
» Mills — Tuesday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 24116 Marian Ave. in Glenwood.
» Cass — Tuesday at Plattsmouth State Bank, 446 Main St. in Plattsmouth.
» Sarpy — Wednesday at Papillion-La Vista South High School, 10799 Nebraska Highway 370 in Papillion.
» Washington — Wednesday at Blair City Council Chambers, 218 S. 16th St. in Blair.
» Saunders — Thursday at the Wahoo Performing Arts Center, 2201 N. Locust St. in Wahoo.
» Harrison — Thursday at Rand Center, 100 S. Fourth St. in Missouri Valley.
» Bellevue/Offutt — Nov. 4 at the Muller Administrative Services Building at Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South in Bellevue.
» Douglas — Nov. 5 at Burke High School, 12200 Burke St. in Omaha.
» Downtown Omaha — Nov. 5 at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. in Omaha.
» South Omaha — Nov. 6 at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. in Omaha.
» East Pottawattamie — Nov. 6 at Oakland Community Center, 129 Harrison St. in Oakland.
» Northeast Metro — Nov. 7 at Lake Point Center, 2401 Lake St. in Omaha.
» Midtown Omaha — Nov. 7 at Lewis and Clark Middle School, 6901 Burt St. in Omaha.
For more information, visit heartland2050.org or call 402-444-6866.