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The City of Las Cruces has initiated an update to the city comprehensive plan, a community-driven document that defines the long-term vision for growth and prosperity for residents, property owners, and business owners. The comprehensive plan serves as a guide for future development and redevelopment for the next 20 years and beyond. Interested individuals are invited to learn more about the City’s comprehensive planning effort - known as “Elevate Las Cruces” – by accessing a new project website at:

What is Comprehensive Plan 2040?

plan4lascruces mapComprehensive Plan 2040 is the current Comprehensive Plan for the City of Las Cruces and provides a vision of what the city should be, a guide for municipal decision-makers for capital improvements, and a tool for managing community changes that may affect the physical development and maintenance in the city.

If you would like to learn more about each of the Comprehensive Plan 2040 chapters, check out these links to chapter summary.

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Previous Planning Activities

healthy community imagePlan4LasCruces Activities 2015-2017:

Designing Healthy Communities Presentations & Workshop with Dr. Richard Jackson and Suzanne Lennard-August 2016. Check out the City Council Work Session Recording here.

healthy community workshop imageHealthy Community Chapter Neighborhood Workshops and Presentations As part of the Health Community Chapter community engagement, the City teamed up with Blue Zones, a nationally recognized consultant on the built environment to host a Discovery Phase in October, 2015 and a series of Neighborhood workshops in March-April 2016. Check out the Healthy City Report here.

healthy community workshop imageAt each workshop, Dan Burden, a nationally recognized expert on the built environment led a conversation and walking tour focused on building healthy communities. We asked community members to tell us their wish and vision for Las Cruces. See what your fellow community members had to say here. (Note: this is a Community Visioning Fiesta!)

For more information, contact Srijana Basnyat, AICP/CNU-A, Senior Planner.

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