The City of Choctaw is in the process of adopting its Comprehensive Master Plan. The plan is a long range 20 year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the City.
Listed below is more information for your research about the Plan. To keep informed and get involved in the City of Choctaw’s Comprehensive Plan, please contact Chad Denson at (405) 390-5136 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Introduction (coming soon)
Both depict how land can be used and developed over time, using a set of “designations” and “zones” (shown as colors on the maps). Both show broad categories of uses, such as residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial, and open spaces. They also convey information about the scale of future development.
The Comprehensive Plan Map is about the future…
The Comprehensive Plan Map depicts a long-term vision of how and where the city will grow and change over the next 20 year to accommodate expected population and job growth.
The Zoning Map is about what is allowed today…
Decisions about Comprehensive Plan designations directly guide subsequent decisions about zoning. The City’s Zoning Map tells us how land can be used and what can e built on any given property today. Zones are more specific than the Comprehensive Plan designations and come with a set of rules (included in the City’s Zoning Code) that clarify what uses are allowed (e.g., residences, businesses, manufacturing), and how buildings may be developed or changed (e.g. maximum heights and required setbacks form the property lines).
The Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map are like a leader and a follower. The Comprehensive Map is the leading map and the Zoning Map is the following map. The Zoning Map can “catch up” to the Comprehensive Map, but it can’t go past it.
The Comprehensive Plan Map is a long range map saying what will be allowed 20 years from now, while the Zoning Map says what is allowed now. For most properties in the City, what will be allowed 20 years from now and what is allowed now are essentially the same.
Staff is projecting adoption in late 2016 or early 2017.
How to Comment:
- Online via the questionnaire
- Email your comments with “Comprehensive Plan Testimony” in the subject line to email@example.com . Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and physical address.
- Mail a letter with your comments to: City of Choctaw, PO Box 567, Choctaw, OK 73020
- Organizational presentation. To schedule an appointment please contact Chad Denson at (405) 390-5136
- Face to face meeting. To schedule an appointment please contact Chad Denson at (405) 390-5136.
Goals and Chapters being proposed to the Comprehensive Plan:
Goals are long term outcomes the City hopes to achieve by implementing the Comprehensive Plan. They are aspirational, expressing Choctaw’s residents’ collective desires and values.
Policies set preferred direction and describe what must be done to achieve these broad goals. They are specific enough to help determine whether a proposed project or program would advance the values expressed in the goals.
As the staff generates information, the information will be placed with its appropriate chapter. Chapter to the Comprehensive Plan:
The Plan (coming soon)
Proposed Comprehensive Maps (coming soon)
Listed below is the proposed timeline for the entire Comprehensive Master Plan (coming soon)