Norman Residents Invited to Comprehensive Plan Open House
Norman residents invited to Comprehensive Plan Open House
Residents invited to provide input about the community’s future growth
The City of Norman is hosting a PlanNorman Open House to gain input from residents during the new update to the Norman 2025 Plan. The workshop is May 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 201 W. Gray.
The comprehensive plan is both a physical plan and policy guide for Norman moving forward. It serves as a framework for future planning documents as well as the policy guide for city staff and decision makers. (Learn more about a Comprehensive Plan)
The workshop will be an open house format featuring poster boards with information about various growth scenarios for how and where Norman will grow over the next 20 years. The city’s consultant and City of Norman Planning and Community Development staff will be available to answers questions.
There will also be two presentations on Norman’s vision and goals for the comprehensive plan and the public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the goals that will guide the long-term plan for the community. The first presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. and the second will be at 5:30 p.m. The seocnd presentation will be aired live on Norman Life TV, Cox Channel 20 ar AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
The plan vision was developed based on input from the PlanNorman steering committee, stakeholder interviews, and the first community workshop.
For more information about Norman’s comprehensive planning process, visit PlanNorman.com
HISTORY OF THE PROJECT:
The current Norman 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan was adopted December 16, 2004. It was an update to the 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan that was adopted in 1997. Best planning practices call for update or complete revision of the Comprehensive Plan every 10 years or if critical growth issues arise. The City of Norman has not updated the Comprehensive Plan in 12 years and the City has seen sizable growth since 2004. The population has grown from 105,336 to an estimated population of over 120,000 and the City has seen an additional 2000 acres of land developed.
Norman City Council approved the contract with MIG at its March 22, 2016 council meeting. MIG was founded in 1982 and focuses on planning, designing and sustaining environments that support human development.