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Norman City Council will consider green space plan

A master plan for the development of green space and a linked trail system throughout Norman will be discussed during Tuesday's city council meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: August 28, 2012
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— City council members Tuesday will consider a resolution adopting a Greenways Master Plan. The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building's council chambers, 201 W Gray St.

The proposed master plan would serve as a guide for future development, providing for green space wherever possible to provide for stormwater drainage. The plan also promotes a linked trail system throughout Norman, based on case-by-case opportunities to acquire land for such a system.

A citywide greenway and trail system was established as a key goal by residents who participated in the development of a 2020 land use plan. The goal was reiterated in a 2025 land use plan.

According to a staff report included in the city council agenda, a principal goal of the master plan is to make Norman a pedestrian-friendly community, linking trails and open spaces to neighborhoods, schools, parks and businesses.

In other business, the council will consider a rezoning request from Kunkel Properties for land on the north side of W Main Street, west of 24th Avenue NE. The property currently is zoned for light industrial use, but owners are requesting a change to general commercial.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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