A pattern of land use that makes efficient use of land, preserves important natural features, works well in conjunction with the region’s transportation system, provides economic opportunity to the region’s residents and businesses, and enhances the region’s quality of life.
Quality Comprehensive Planning
Promote Fiscally Sustainable Development Patterns
In response to policy recommendations contained within the SRPP, OKI formed a partnership with ten local governments to develop the Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (FIAM). The FIAM provides local governmental decision-makers with valuable information regarding financial revenues and costs associated with new development and land use changes.
Cohesive Land Use Throughout Region
Effective public participation is a necessary foundation for planning. It builds public support and creates a unified vision on which community goals and public policies can be based. OKI maintains a Public Participation Plan and actively supports the OKI Environmental Justice Committee to ensure equitable procedures to identify the appropriate level of public participation depending on the project type and level of modification to an existing plan.
Promote Green and Holistic Development
Optimum balance of a built community with its natural environment can be achieved when development occurs while sustaining natural systems. This balance requires fully understanding the components of a natural system and supporting development in a way that avoids harm, or even complements this system.