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PlanNorman (Comprehensive Plan)

The City of Norman is in the process of developing a new comprehensive plan, called PlanNorman.  More information can be found at .

What is a comprehsive plan?

Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. Comprehensive Plans guide the actions of a community. As the name suggests, this is an all-inclusive approach to addressing the issue of a community's future growth, the vision for the future, and long-range goals and objectives. A Comprehensive Plan is a vision of what the community is to be in the future, which is why the process of developing the plan is a community-wide effort. Residents, business owners, land owners, and others share their vision for growth, lend ideas about what places should look like, public facilities, infrastructure, and provide feedback on the plan recommendations.

Why plan?

  • Cities engage in planning to better accomodate the needs associated with future growth, development or redevelopment. Comprehensive Plans and development regulations need to reviewed periodically to:
  • Determine if the comprehensive plan and its implementing regulations meet community needs and adress the challenges and opportunities facing the city
  • Make sure the community is getting the outcomes it wants
  • Update the data and analysis on which the plan is based

Who is facilitating the planning process?

The consultant group working on the Plan includes MIG, Freese and Nichols, EPS and IEM.  The consultant group is working with a 50-member Steering Committee, appointed by City Council, to develop recommendations regarding the future vision of the City.