Engage Owasso 2018 - Owasso Public Opinion Survey
It has been nearly 8 years, since Owasso conducted a survey asking citizens what they believe should be priorities for capital projects in the community. In 2011, the City completed the Quality of Life Survey in which citizens were asked to respond to a variety of questions related to community facilities and infrastructure. The results of the survey showed that Quality of Life means different things to different people. For some, quality of life is represented by parks, trails and other such amenities; for others it means quality streets, water, and the delivery of city services; and for yet others it can indicate public safety. Since the original survey was conducted, several items citizens identified as being important have been addressed. It is important to note that the projects listed below have been funded primarily through sales tax. Many nearby communities utilize property tax for funding similar projects. The City was fortunate in that it received surplus funds from the county wide Vision 2025 referendum conducted in 2003, and the Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) program, which made many of the projects possible. Below is a list of some of the projects that were completed since the 2011 survey was conducted.
Intersection improvements at 76th and Main
86th St N widening from Main to Memorial
Intersection improvement at 106th and Garnett
Signalization and intersection improvement of N 19th St and Garnett
(where Academy Sports is located)
Lighting of several baseball and softball fields in the Sports Park
Skate Park lighting and facility upgrade
New playground facility in Rayola Park
Adoption of Complete Streets policy for new street projects, which will allow for safe travel for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.