The Planning Department conducted a land use study for the North Western Avenue and North Classen Boulevard Area (NWC). This study arose from the need to identify and assess how the actual character of development in NWC is differing from what was expected in the zoning and comprehensive plan polices.
The NWC is a 295-acre area that runs north and south between Wilshire and Grand Boulevards and east and west between the railway lines and N. Western Avenue.
The City’s comprehensive plan designates the area as “Standard Industrial,” yet property users in the NWC have made significant investments in commercial, retail, and office developments. At one time it was assumed that a range of industrial operations needing rail spur service would occupy the North Classen corridor, yet the land along the rail line is mostly vacant and not being developed for industrial use.
The NWC study identifies ambiguity between land use policies and actual uses. To achieve better alignment between policies and land use trends, this study discusses potential enhancements for the area’s economic and quality of life development and presents alternative courses of actions to facilitate these enhancements.
October 23, 2006: Planning meets with property owners and stakeholders to discuss the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zoning Overlay for comments.
August 2006: Chesapeake submits a Parking Master Plan PUD to the Planning Commission, approved by City Council on August 29.
June 20, 2006: Planning Director John Dugan and Planning staff met with NWC property owners and stakeholders to discuss the changes affecting the area.
For more information about the study, contact Kim Cooper-Hart at 405 297-2900 or by email at email@example.com.