Sarpy County planning officials asked residents for their opinion this week on how the county should grow in the next 10 years.

The county last updated its comprehensive plan in 2005.

The plan serves as a blueprint for how the county will grow and develop. It looks at land use and development, agriculture, conservation, recreation, transportation and design standards. The plan is set for approval next summer.

Planning Director Bruce Fountain said an update is needed because of the county’s tremendous growth, which he doesn’t expect to slow down.

The plan looks at major infrastructure issues such as sewers. It gives different development forecasts based on whether the sewer system is extended across a ridge line through the county, which would open more land for development.

The design standards would be a first for the county. Fountain said those standards would create a more consistent look across cities and the county.

Residents can send comments via the department’s My Sidewalk website, bit.ly/ConnectSarpy, or by email at planning@sarpy.com.

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