Norman Center City Vision
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
The purpose of the City Center Vision (CCV) is to develop a vision and plan that will provide guidance and regulations for future development and redevelopment of the Central City. The project will reset the conversation from specific ad hoc projects to a broader vision and acknowledge, recognize and honor the work done previously by the community.
For more information please visit Norman Center City Vision.
Porter Avenue Corridor Plan
Porter Avenue Corridor Project
On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Norman City Council voted 8-1 to approve Resolution R-1011-02 to adopt the Porter Avenue Corridor Plan-Staff Update. The principal objectives of the Porter Avenue Corridor Plan-Staff Update are to articulate a vision for the future development of Porter Avenue, and to establish a Zoning Overlay District for the Porter Avenue Corridor Included in the vision for revitalization is a Public Streetscape Design Plan.
For more information please visit Porter Avenue Corridor Project.
PlanNorman (Comprehensive Plan)
The City of Norman is in the process of developing a new comprehensive plan, called PlanNorman.
What is a comprehensive 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.
- Cities engage in planning to better accommodate 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 address 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.
Norman 2025 Plan
The City of Norman adopted the NORMAN 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan on November 16, 2004. Resolution R-040539.
For more information please see the Norman 2025 Plan.
The Norman 2025 Land Use and Transportation Plan, drafted in 2004, recommended the establishment of a neighborhood planning program with a dedicated staff person. The 2025 Plan recommended a program designed to “engage neighborhoods in Norman’s Core Area in a participatory planning process to directly address such issues as land use compatibility, parking, circulation, and neighborhood improvements.” The 2025 Plan also recommended that “The Planning Commission and City Council would adopt each of the neighborhood plans as an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.”
For more information please see Neighborhood Plans.