Policies & Implementation

This page is organized by element and includes details that fully describe each policy, including what goals and initiatives it addresses, and how it will be implemented.

Click ‘Details’ on any policy to see what responsible parties are involved in policy implementation, a targeted ‘start-by’ date, and goals and initiatives addressed.

(Often more than one responsible party is listed. Bold text indicates primary responsibility if applicable. The ‘start by’ value specifies the year during which implementation of each policy would begin. Higher priority policies will be acted on sooner. The four possible ‘start by’ options are: 2018, 2023, 2028, or ‘ongoing’, which may apply to policy decisions the City abides by, actions that are being done continually, items that have already been started, or items that for some other reason a definite time frame is not applicable.)

Key: In Progress Implemented
sustainOKC

SU-1

Encourage the integration and mixing of land uses in urban areas.

Type:

Development Review

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • PL-4: Safety and Design

    Public and private parks are designed to achieve optimum safety, accessibility, and attractiveness while reflecting the character of the surrounding community.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-3: Police

    Oklahoma City’s crime prevention and intervention efforts are based on best practices and measurably contribute to low crime rates throughout the city.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-5: Emergency Management

    The City and its residents are ready and able to mitigate, respond to, and recover from a variety of disasters.

  • SV-10: Public Education

    Oklahoma City has superior public schools empowering youth and their families with the tools and life skills they need to achieve their full potential.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-2

Encourage the integration of different land uses in urban areas through the following means:

  • Promote the use of performance standards in place of existing zoning methods (which address incompatibility by separating uses). Performance-based regulations should focus on achieving compatibility between uses by addressing the following:
    • Noise, odors and air quality
    • Traffic and parking (allow flexible, but sufficient parking)
    • Site layout and building design
    • Waste
    • Safety
    • Lighting (glare control, placement, and shielding)
    • Delivery hours
  • Enhance transit service (bus and rail).
  • Prevent large areas of concentration of any particular land use such as multi-family or commercial.

Type:

Development Review
Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department
Public Transportation & Parking Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-6: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City’s built environment is designed to minimize the effects of urban heat islands.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • GR-9: Green Building and Sustainable Development

    Oklahoma City is a model of energy efficiency and conservation, and sustainable building practices and products.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-3

Enable increased densities as appropriate to individual land use typology areas by addressing financial incentives and disincentives through evaluating the feasibility of strategies such as:

  • Impact fees and/or transportation utility fees that vary by district according to actual cost;
  • Assessing solid waste charges according to actual cost;
  • Private solid waste services where it is impractical for the City to provide service such as in rural areas.

Type:

Policy Decision
Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

City Manager's Office
Finance Department
Planning Department
Public Works Department
Utilities Department

Start By:

2023

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-4

Support diversity and integration of housing unit types and sizes in all land use typology areas in order to meet the diverse needs of households of different sizes, generational needs, incomes, and preferences. New residential subdivisions should achieve a mixture of housing types within a unified development.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-2: Schools

    Oklahoma City area schools are neighborhood assets and sources of pride.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-5

Amend the zoning ordinance to better accommodate the integration of various residential densities, building types, and styles.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Development Services Department
Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-2: Schools

    Oklahoma City area schools are neighborhood assets and sources of pride.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-6

Create design standards and guidelines for the design, materials, shared amenities, and accessibility of high density urban residential development. Standards and guidelines should promote privacy and livability in a high density, mixed-use environment.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-7

Evaluate existing regulations for effectiveness in promoting density and mixed-use development and in addressing surface parking. Develop a new urban design code for downtown and other key districts to promote healthy mixes of land uses that are compatible and complementary.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-8

Adopt subdivision regulations that ensure new neighborhoods meet the basic needs of residents while supporting an efficient development pattern. Regulations should cover:

  • Open space (passive and active),
  • Demonstration of sustainable funding levels for common area and facility maintenance costs,
  • Walkability and bikeability,
  • Internal and external street connectivity,
  • Block length,
  • Integration of uses,
  • Integration of a variety of home sizes,
  • Integration of a variety of unit types, and
  • Preservation of Environmentally Sensitive Areas.

Regulations could be based on a point scale to allow flexibility, while still requiring basic minimum thresholds be met.
New regulations should remove the existing requirement for development in Rural LUTAs to connect to water and sewer systems and establish a minimum one-acre lot size for lots with on-site sewer treatment.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-6: Trails

    Trails are accessible and connect neighborhoods to places citizens want to go and provide a safe, healthy transportation alternative.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • GR-2: Water Resources

    Oklahoma City enjoys safe drinking water, conserves waterways, wetlands and other water resources, and employs practices that protect water quality.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-9

Revise subdivision and zoning regulations to allow increased densities as appropriate. For example, density potential could be increased by allowing “cottage” or “pocket” neighborhoods and accessory dwelling units (additional dwelling units allowed on owner-occupied properties) where appropriate.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

2023

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-10

Mitigate negative impacts of compactness by:

  • Updating nuisance code to better address noise, smell, vibration, property maintenance, panhandling, animal control, delivery hours limits, and other possible negative effects.
  • Updating the sign ordinance to reduce visual clutter.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-11

In order to promote compatibility between different uses, establish standards and guidelines that ensure all developments are pedestrian-friendly and human scale at street frontages and property lines.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • PL-4: Safety and Design

    Public and private parks are designed to achieve optimum safety, accessibility, and attractiveness while reflecting the character of the surrounding community.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-3: Police

    Oklahoma City’s crime prevention and intervention efforts are based on best practices and measurably contribute to low crime rates throughout the city.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-5: Emergency Management

    The City and its residents are ready and able to mitigate, respond to, and recover from a variety of disasters.

  • SV-10: Public Education

    Oklahoma City has superior public schools empowering youth and their families with the tools and life skills they need to achieve their full potential.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-12

Increase the viability of townhomes and condominiums as housing products by:

  • Adopting and supporting new local and state laws to increase consumer protection for condos and townhomes (e.g., better funding mechanisms and maintenance enforcement for common areas).
  • Requiring developers to demonstrate sustainable funding levels for common area and facility maintenance costs.

Type:

Legislative Initiative
Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
Development Services Department

Start By:

2028

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-13

In order to accommodate desires for large-lot development in Urban Reserve areas, implement innovative techniques such as build-through acreages (otherwise known as shadow platting or ghost platting) that permit interim large-lot development of a site or a portion of a site with a master plan that achieves an overall future density target for urban development.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-14

Prioritize and concentrate development where facilities, infrastructure, and services have capacity and in areas where the Police and Fire Departments are best able to respond. Guide the location and timing of development through the proactive and strategic installation of infrastructure.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department
Finance Department
Fire Department
Parks & Recreation Department
Police Department
Public Transportation & Parking Department
Public Works Department
Utilities Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-1: Funding, Maintenance, and Operations

    Oklahoma City’s parks are funded, operated, and maintained in a way that gives people the amenities and park services they need in a safe and clean park environment.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

  • SV-9: Libraries

    Libraries in Oklahoma City are easily accessed and widely and frequently used resources valued by the community.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-15

Use one or more of the following methods to ensure infrastructure and facility capacities are adequate for proposed development:

  • Ongoing master planning to determine the necessary water, sewer, and road infrastructure to serve development.
  • An impact fee system that collects funds for specific areas as they develop and installs needed infrastructure in a timely manner.
  • Use of special service districts to ensure appropriate levels of service, sufficient revenue, and timely installation of infrastructure and facilities for each district.
  • Require developers to construct or fully fund infrastructure or other improvements needed to serve their development, with reasonable accommodation for future adjacent or nearby development.
  • Require developers to wait until the City (or the State as the case may be) constructs the infrastructure needed to serve their development.
  • For development proposed in areas not currently within one-half mile of existing water infrastructure, require a service area study to first be completed to determine the best method for providing water to the service area.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations
Policy Decision
Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
Development Services Department
Finance Department
Fire Department
Police Department
Public Works Department
Utilities Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • PL-1: Funding, Maintenance, and Operations

    Oklahoma City’s parks are funded, operated, and maintained in a way that gives people the amenities and park services they need in a safe and clean park environment.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

  • SV-9: Libraries

    Libraries in Oklahoma City are easily accessed and widely and frequently used resources valued by the community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-16

For development proposed in areas not currently within a sanitary sewer drainage basin, a drainage basin study should first be completed to determine the best method for sanitary sewer service.

Type:

Development Review
Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations
Policy Decision
Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

Utilities Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • PL-1: Funding, Maintenance, and Operations

    Oklahoma City’s parks are funded, operated, and maintained in a way that gives people the amenities and park services they need in a safe and clean park environment.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

  • SV-9: Libraries

    Libraries in Oklahoma City are easily accessed and widely and frequently used resources valued by the community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-17

Create and implement small area plans for neighborhoods or districts with special strategic importance or complications related to development or redevelopment.

Type:

Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Local Chambers of Commerce
Neighborhood Alliance
Parks & Recreation Department
Police Department
Public Works Department
School Districts

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-1: Funding, Maintenance, and Operations

    Oklahoma City’s parks are funded, operated, and maintained in a way that gives people the amenities and park services they need in a safe and clean park environment.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-7: Water and Sewer

    City water and sewer service is efficiently provided to current and future populations in the urbanized area.

  • SV-9: Libraries

    Libraries in Oklahoma City are easily accessed and widely and frequently used resources valued by the community.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-18

Identify priority areas where the City can maximize private investment by providing public infrastructure and amenities including:

  • Transit;
  • Parks, trails, sidewalks;
  • Streets;
  • Arts and cultural facilities.

Type:

Policy Decision
Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Parks & Recreation Department
Public Transportation & Parking Department
Public Works Department
Utilities Department

Start By:

2028

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-19

Encourage redevelopment and infill development on vacant, underutilized, and brownfield sites in urbanized areas.

Type:

Development Review

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-6: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City’s built environment is designed to minimize the effects of urban heat islands.

  • GR-9: Green Building and Sustainable Development

    Oklahoma City is a model of energy efficiency and conservation, and sustainable building practices and products.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-2: Schools

    Oklahoma City area schools are neighborhood assets and sources of pride.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-20

Catalyze infill development on vacant, underutilized, and brownfield sites in urbanized areas by:

  • Investing in infrastructure improvements;
  • Improving multi-modal transportation networks;
  • Improving parks and open spaces;
  • Improving schools and other civic resources;
  • Exploring innovative methods such as:
    • A public-private partnership to purchase problem properties in target areas and build or rehabilitate homes while improving infrastructure and amenities
    • An infill house plan program similar to Sacramento or Milwaukee
  • Identifying and removing barriers to rehabilitation and/or replacement of residential buildings.
  • Establishing a position in the City to facilitate medium- and large-scale redevelopment projects through the development process by guiding interactions with City departments, allied agencies, and utility companies.

Type:

Capital Improvement
Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations
Policy Decision
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Neighborhood Alliance
Parks & Recreation Department
Public Transportation & Parking Department
Public Works Department
School Districts

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-2: Schools

    Oklahoma City area schools are neighborhood assets and sources of pride.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-4: Safety and Design

    Public and private parks are designed to achieve optimum safety, accessibility, and attractiveness while reflecting the character of the surrounding community.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-21

Encourage the adaptive reuse of underutilized structures and the revitalization of older, economically distressed neighborhoods.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • GR-1: Biological Resources

    Oklahoma City values, protects, and preserves its biological resources.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-2: Schools

    Oklahoma City area schools are neighborhood assets and sources of pride.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • PL-4: Safety and Design

    Public and private parks are designed to achieve optimum safety, accessibility, and attractiveness while reflecting the character of the surrounding community.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

  • SV-11: Public Education

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools supports the development of a vibrant community.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-22

Ensure the ongoing compatibility and appropriateness of development in Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) and Simplified Planned Unit Developments (SPUDs) by:

  • Exploring the establishment of expiration dates for PUDs and SPUDs that have not been initiated after a certain period of time;
  • Establish a procedure to ensure PUDs build-out according to approved plans.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Development Services Department
Planning Department

Start By:

2023

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • SU-6: Land Use Patterns - Rural

    Oklahoma City’s rural areas are protected from encroachment of urban/suburban densities.

  • SU-7: Land Use Patterns - Environmental Conservation

    Environmentally sensitive areas are protected so that they can contribute to both quality of life and a healthy ecosystem.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-3: Transit

    People have convenient access to an efficient and effective transit system that connects them to their daily activities and is valued as a public benefit.

  • CN-7: Sidewalks

    Oklahoma City has a complete, accessible, and well-maintained network of sidewalks that people use to recreate and get to work, school, shopping, transit, and parks.

  • GR-5: Atmosphere and Climate

    Oklahoma City consistently meets and exceeds federal air quality standards and actively pursues ways to protect air quality.

  • GR-8: Open Space, Connectivity, and Fragmentation

    Oklahoma City has an interconnected network of natural areas and protects its environmental assets.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-3: Accessibility and Use

    Oklahoma City’s park system is accessible to its users by a connected system including roadways, transit, trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks.

  • SV-2: Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of fire and emergency medical services.

  • SV-4: Police

    Oklahoma City’s land use patterns contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of police services.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-23

Prioritize maintaining the strength of existing commercial nodes and corridors over providing new areas for commercial development.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-24

Continue promoting the re-use, redevelopment, and revitalization of low-performing or declining commercial areas.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-1: Neighborhood Safety

    Oklahoma City neighborhoods are safe places to live, work, learn, and play. (jump to section)

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-5: Food Systems

    Citizens have easy access to a variety of affordable healthy food options.

  • LV-6: Transportation Choice

    Citizens have access to a variety of transportation choices to serve their daily needs.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • PL-2: Levels of Service / Programming Needs

    Parks in Oklahoma City have facilities, programming, amenities, and activities well-matched to the recreational needs of residents and visitors.

  • ST-2: Education System

    The quality and reputation of Oklahoma City area schools attract and retain residents and employers.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

  • ST-7: Fiscal Health

    Public services are provided in the most cost-effective manner.

  • SV-1: Public Services

    Public services are provided in a manner that balances cost efficiency and levels of service.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-25

Favor commercial development clustered in nodes at arterial or collector intersections or along brief “main street” style corridors over commercial development extending in a linear pattern for long distances along highway, arterial, or collector corridors.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-26

Incentives for new regional retail development should only be considered if the proposed project truly creates a new regional destination for the city and does not significantly cannibalize sales from existing Regional Districts.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

City Manager's Office

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-27

Regional-, community-, and neighborhood-scale retail developments should provide an internal vehicle and pedestrian circulation system between new and existing centers and individual stores that draws on the following principles:

  • Concentrate access for new retail development at shared primary entrance points. Primary entrance points should be aligned with access points immediately across intersecting roads. Limit curb cuts on primary highways and arterials.
  • Provide pedestrian circulation, including sidewalks and median breaks along interior and exterior fronting roads and within parking lots.
  • Encourage coordinated development of retail centers in order to facilitate internal pedestrian and vehicle circulation and optimal center performance.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • CN-1: Transportation System

    Oklahoma City’s transportation system is safe, convenient, and provides a variety of interconnected modes.

  • CN-2: Roadways

    Oklahoma City’s street system is well-maintained and provides for the safe and efficient movement of people.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-28

Commercial buildings should be built at the street rather than behind a parking lot in order to promote pedestrian circulation, multipurpose shopping trips, and walkable and attractive streetscapes. Large-scale commercial buildings with parking in front should screen parking lots with the coordinated development of out-parcels (pad sites) and with landscaping.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-29

Amend the landscape ordinance to increase the number of trees and landscaped islands required in parking lots.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-30

New neighborhood-scale retail should be located within new residential growth areas to serve daily shopping needs and limit trip distances. In newly developing areas, this retail format is preferred to the existing linear development patterns along arterials.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-31

Neighborhood-scale retail should be developed at the median breaks or intersections of major or minor connectors.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-32

Wayfinding mechanisms and other placemaking features should be strongly encouraged in new and existing commercial districts.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • EN-1: Preservation / Rehabilitation

    Oklahoma City values its history and protects its cultural and built resources through appropriate rehabilitation and preservation.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-33

Support development of land designated for large employers and employment centers within the Employment Reserve LUTA, using the following strategies:

  • When major infrastructure is extended to allow specific properties to develop in an Employment Reserve area, the City should place a condition on the land (through a development agreement) limiting future development to employment uses.
  • Guide employment land development through the proactive and strategic installation of infrastructure to accomplish the large-site employment land inventory objectives outlined in the Employment Land Needs Assessment & Action Plan.

Type:

Capital Improvement
Policy Decision
Process or Procedure
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

City Manager's Office
Planning Department
Public Works Department
The Alliance for Economic Development
Utilities Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-34

Develop design standards and guidelines for industrial development. Standards and guidelines should address: sensitive design and placement of buildings; screening or prohibiting outdoor storage; parcel sizes which allow for long term expansion for individual users; special landscaping requirements addressing screening and landscaping adjacent to residential areas and along  highway and arterial streets; standards for the suitable location, orientation and screening of loading bays; and buffering treatments for truck access points.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations

Responsible Party:

Planning Department

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-3: Heritage of the City

    Oklahoma City is recognized for its appreciation and preservation of historic, architectural, and cultural assets.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-35

Avoid placing heavy industrial uses on borders of industrial areas to avoid conflicts with adjacent development.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-36

Direct oil drilling in industrial areas to locate equipment and facilities near major streets so as to keep interior areas free of obstructions that could hinder industrial development.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-4: Land Use Patterns - Industrial

    Oklahoma City has sufficient industrial land capacity in strategic locations to sustain a strong economic base.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-37

Enhance Downtown Oklahoma City’s prominence by maintaining and increasing its role as the major business center, establishing it as a major urban residential center, and focusing on developing retail, office, entertainment, and arts and cultural uses.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-38

Prohibit new single-use, on-street commercial surface parking lots from locating Downtown and create incentives for the redevelopment of existing commercial surface parking lots with appropriately-scaled infill development.

Type:

Process or Procedure
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
The Alliance for Economic Development

Start By:

2028

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-39

Provide incentives for developers to build parking garages in high density areas. Include design requirements for projects receiving incentives.

Type:

Process or Procedure
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office
The Alliance for Economic Development

Start By:

2028

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • EN-2: Landscaping

    Landscaping is located, designed, and maintained to ensure an attractive and safe community.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • EN-5: Community Appearance

    Oklahoma City’s built and natural environments are attractive and well-maintained.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-40

Continue to pursue a full scale downtown grocery store or a natural food grocer by:

  • Increasing the amount of downtown housing
  • Conducting a market study to quantify existing and future potential
  • Promoting downtown to potential store operators
  • Providing incentives such as land, infrastructure, or sales tax rebates, and allowing for mixed-use (vertical) integration with other uses including, but not limited to, residential.

Type:

Policy Decision
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

City Manager's Office
Planning Department
The Alliance for Economic Development

Start By:

2018

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-41

Work to establish a critical mass of retail uses in the downtown area. A lifestyle center or mixed-use town center presents the most viable option for a major infusion of retail into downtown.

Type:

Process or Procedure
Program/Partnership

Responsible Party:

City Manager's Office
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
Planning Department

Start By:

2023

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • ST-1: Employment and Opportunity

    Oklahoma City has a growing and diverse economy that fosters vigorous job growth and self-sufficient citizens.

  • ST-3: Education System

    Oklahoma City’s workforce is well-educated, highly skilled, motivated, creative, healthy, and culturally diverse.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

  • ST-5: Public Safety

    Oklahoma City’s reputation as a low-crime community attracts and retains residents and businesses.

  • ST-6: Fiscal Health

    Oklahoma City has a growing tax base and a revenue structure designed to ensure efficient growth and fiscal stability.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-42

Encourage development of new educational and childcare facilities downtown to accommodate families with children that work and/or live downtown.

Type:

Development Review
Policy Decision

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
Development Services Department

Start By:

Ongoing

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-43

In Downtown and adjacent areas, encourage the development of affordable housing for moderate-income households through incentives or requirements such as:

  • Requiring a percentage of units in all new apartment and condominium developments to be affordable to working households with incomes of 80 to 100 percent of the area median family income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Developments may be exempted through payment of an in-lieu fee to go towards development of affordable housing.
  • Establishing a density bonus program where appropriate.
  • Establishing financial incentives for development of affordable housing.

Type:

Ordinace/Subdivision Regulations
Policy Decision
Process or Procedure

Responsible Party:

Planning Department
City Manager's Office

Start By:

2028

List of Related Goals

  • SU-1: Land Use Patterns - Citywide

    Social, physical, and economic health are enabled by an efficient, diverse, and integrated land use mix and supported by an interconnected transportation system.

  • SU-2: Land Use Patterns - Residential

    Oklahoma City’s residential areas meet the diverse needs of the city’s residents and are well-connected to surrounding uses.

  • SU-3: Land Use Patterns - Commercial

    Residents and visitors have easy access to a variety of quality commercial opportunities.

  • SU-5: Land Use Patterns - Downtown

    Downtown Oklahoma City exhibits a self-reinforcing cycle of vibrancy due to healthy occupancy rates and a diverse mix of employment, housing, retail, entertainment, and other supporting uses, and emphasizes pedestrian experience and public life.

  • LV-3: Housing

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods thrive because they contain quality housing choices to meet the diverse needs of the population.

  • LV-4: Neighborhood Stability

    Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods are vibrant because they have high occupancy rates, a diverse housing stock, and well-maintained properties.

  • LV-7: Social Connections

    People have a number of places to gather and socialize that are easily accessible from and within neighborhoods.

  • EN-4: Urban Design and Form

    The neighborhoods and commercial centers of Oklahoma City are integrated, attractive, functional, and of high quality.

  • ST-4: Place-Making

    Oklahoma City has many desirable and recognizable places that attract visitors, residents, and businesses.

List of Related Initiatives

SU-44

Preserve existing rural residential character while pursuing optimal use of existing infrastructure in rural areas.