GrOwasso 2030 Land Use Plan
The 2030 GrOwasso Land Use Master Plan (Plan) provides a blueprint for growth and development in the City of Owasso over the next 20 years. Based on extensive public outreach and input from a diverse steering committee, the Plan consists of a land use plan map and a supporting text document that contains data, specific goals, action plans, and recommendations for land use and development in the City and surrounding areas within the fenceline. The map illustrates, in a generalized manner, a preferred land use pattern of development for all areas within the City and fenceline.
Development of this Plan included input from citizens, significant land holders, business and political leaders, the real estate community, Owasso Public Schools, and other stakeholders. Additionally, communication with other adjoining jurisdictions regarding their own long range plans was taken into account. The Plan also accounts for scheduled and recent infrastructure improvements, particularly relating to wastewater collection and expansion and transportation improvements. Therefore, the Plan encourages urban densities in areas where urban services could be provided.
As adopted, the Plan will be a policy document providing guidance to City officials as they develop future budgets, plan for expansion of infrastructure and other services, and make important land use decision such as re-zoning requests. As a policy document, the Plan is different from a regulatory document such as the Zoning Code. Although the Zoning Code and the Plan are both officially adopted by the Owasso City Council, only the Zoning Code sets forth regulations that are legally binding. The Plan will be an official statement by the City of its vision, intentions, goals, action plans and strategies for future land use development.
The Plan is a long term general guide for a desired future development pattern and is not an inflexible or rigid document unresponsive to different land use scenarios that may occur over the next 20 years. During preparation of the Plan there is no way to predict with any degree of certainty all of the changes that may occur in Owasso and surrounding area over the next 20 years. Recognizing that unforeseen changes occur, the Plan is a flexible document but provides a reliable tool for evaluating development proposals. Procedures are available allowing amendments to the Plan where warranted. Amendments will be evaluated based on how they maintain the goals of the Plan and if the change is still consistent with the overall concepts of the Plan.
The GrOwasso 2030 Land Use Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on July 15, 2014 under Resolution 2014-07
2030 GrOwasso Land Use Plan Map
2030 GrOwasso Complete Document
Questions or Thoughts
For questions or thoughts about the Land Use Master Plan, please contact Karl Fritschen or Bonce Stephenson: