NORMAN — 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.