8 Reasons to Protect the Lower Platte River

Housing Development

Housing Development

The Lower Platte River Corridor offers a host of characteristics that tend to attract housing developments such as; natural and scenic qualities, recreational opportunities, tourist attractions, good transportation, and close proximity to Nebraska’s major metropolitan areas.

Counties and municipalities in the Corridor Region have a variety of planning and zoning regulations to guide land use. The Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance is attempting to coordinate the land use plans throughout the Corridor.

Development in floodways or floodplains, wastewater management, drinking water and water quality, compatibility with surrounding land uses, and adequate infrastructure are common land-use concerns within the Corridor.