Oklahoma City Planning Commissioners:
|At Large||John Yoeckel, Chair|
|Ward 1||J. Michael Hensley|
|Ward 2||Janis Powers|
|Ward 3||Buck Irwin|
|Ward 4||Jim Allen|
|Ward 5||Todd Ehlers|
|Ward 6||Bob Bright|
|Ward 7||Lee E. Cooper Jr.|
|Ward 8||Patrick Ryan|
One member is appointed from each ward and one at-large member. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 200 North Walker Avenue. The Planning Commission Secretary is the Planning Director, and the Planning Commission is staffed by the Development Services Department.
The Planning Commission adopts the Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is a policy document used by city leaders, developers, business owners and citizens to make decisions about future growth and development. This document provides long range policy direction for land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public services, and natural and cultural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and public officials by providing the framework for evaluating development proposals. It lays out a community vision and priorities and describes, where, how, and in some cases when, development should occur.
A new comprehensive plan for Oklahoma City, planokc, was adopted by the Planning Commission on July 9, 2015 and by the City Council on July 21, 2015. Visit ww.planokc.org for more information.
The Planning Commission is the recommending body for all zoning applications. The Planning Commission recommends approval or denial based on the Comprehensive Plan. The application is forwarded to the City Council with the Planning Commission’s recommendation. The application is ultimately decided by the City Council.
The Planning Commission also adopts the Oklahoma City Subdivision Regulations. These regulations provide for the proper arrangement of streets, open spaces, traffic, utilities, access of firefighting apparatus, recreation, and for the avoidance of population congestion, including minimum width and area of lots.
|1983||Adopt By-Laws and Rules of Order||Adopted official By-Laws and Rules of Order|
Amended the By-Laws:
1. Change the regular meetings dates when in conflict with legal holidays
2. Administrative Procedure of the Commission, no amendment shall be made on the floor of the Commission unless it is listed in the staff report as an alternative.
3. Continuance request will be considered on case by case basis.
4. The order of business for Planning Commission meeting
5. Public Hearing Procedure
|07/10/2003||Amend By-Laws||Established the Urban Development Committee|
|10/26/2006||Policy||Established policy to request that, in certain situations, applicants submit detailed traffic studies, prepared by a qualified expert, showing the anticipated traffic impacts of the requested zoning on such public traffic facilities|
|01/11/2007||Policy||Established sign policies for PUD and SPUD rezoning applications|
|05/10/2007||Guidelines||Established guidelines for naming or renaming any public street, bridge, alley and/or way|
|10/03/2007||Guidelines||Adopted Design Guidelines for Mini-Storage Units|
|09/08/2008||Guidelines||Established Design Guidelines for Appearance Corridors for Planned Unit Developments and Simplified Planned Unit Developments|
|10/09/2008||Guidelines||Established guidelines for accepting written documents relating to pending applications|
|04/09/2009||Guidelines||Adopted Design Guideline Options for Residential Garages|
|02/25/2010||Policy||Policy requiring traffic impact analyses for development applications for subdivisions and rezonings.|
|07/14/2011||Amend By-Laws||Deleted the maximum 3 consecutive term limit for the Chairman and established that the Chair shall also serve as the Chair of the Urban Development Committee.|
|10/13/2011||Policy||Amending sign policies for PUD and SPUD rezoning applications|
|02/23/2012||Policy||Policy encouraging adverse parties in contested cases to participate in non-binding mediation.|