Edmond Plan Actions and Recommendations

Appendix B: Actions and Recommendations Table

Item No. Action/Recommendation Status Comment
AR101  Edmond Plan, 2018 should be reviewed regularly and modified if appropriate to ensure that it remains relevant and useful. Incorporated  
AR102 Edmond Plan, 2018 should be integrated into the development application review process. Partially incorporated For zoning appears to be working; Other aspects of development process, needs improvement
AR103 Development-related ordinances, incentives and programs should be reviewed regularly to ensure conformance with Edmond Plan, 2018. Partially incorporated Parking ratios updated 2021 in the Urban District
AR104 Professional and technical resources such as traffic studies, and other reports should be utilized to ensure an accurate representation of development-related impacts. Incorporated  
AR105 Development-related decisions should include all relevant disciplines and departments. Incorporated Standard staff review and memo process operationalizes this
AR106 Recurring training and discussions about Edmond Plan, 2018 should be established for City Council, Planning Commission, the Central Edmond Urban District Board, Board of Adjustment/Appeals, Capital Improvement Projects Advisory Board, and any other board, commissions, or committees who routinely advise on or make development-related decisions. Partially incorporated Late 2020: Just getting started
AR107 Incorporate relevant indicators/metrics into the long-range planning maintenance process. Ongoing End of 2020: Barely started
AR401 Support proposals that integrate commercial uses into the community by using sound and attractive site and building design to contribute to a sustainable, walkable environment. Partially incorporated 2020: unclear if we have had the opportunity to do this…
2021/04: A few zoning cases have considered this and been approved, no Site Plans or construction yet.
AR402 Locate and design schools, parks and community facilities with easy access to nearby residential areas especially in the following Plan Categories: Suburban 1 (S1) Neighborhood
Suburban 2 (S2) Neighborhood
Suburban Infill
Urban Neighborhood
University Neighborhood
Mixed Use Campus
Transit District
Urban Center and
Downtown Core
Partially incorporated 2020: Needs improvement
AR403 Improve streetscape design standards and continue to use and strengthen maintenance programs that maximize optimal tree growth and canopy development. Partially incorporated 2020: changes to streetscape near Stephenson Park incorporated some of these concepts
AR404 Catalyze redevelopment, rehabilitation, and infill in locations that have experienced long-term disinvestment and deferred maintenance but are strategically significant because they have good access to community assets and/or are in close proximity to recent re-investment activity, by: Ensuring that existing infrastructure is maintained to the highest standard and has sufficient capacity for increased intensity.
Improving connections – physical and social – to civic assets such as parks, schools.
Providing the highest levels of public services such as public safety and community image.
Improving the transportation network.
Improving the development review process.
Ongoing 10/2020: approval of TIF is a significant step forward
AR405 Strengthen the City’s commitment to maintaining high quality infrastructure and facilities by: Researching, documenting, and adopting best practices for maintaining roadways and their associated infrastructure.
Establishing a program to periodically assess the condition of roads, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, drainage swales, and other City assets associated with the right-of-way.
Establishing minimum assessment values for each roadway type and location.
Aligning the budget and staffing priorities to address areas that do not meet the minimum and need improvement.
Creating and funding by FY2025 a maintenance reserve fund that contains 10% of the City’s total facility value. These funds should be used to repair, rehabilitate, and improve existing facilities.
Ongoing 8/19: IT is leading initial phase to define project and ensure data is integrated into GIS and maybe CityWorks. Project Definition to be completed in Aug/Sept 2019; April 2021 - awaiting CityWorks demo
AR406 Strengthen the relationship with Edmond Public Schools to address topics such as site selection, school facility expansion and site design, and shared recreational and community spaces. Ongoing 2020: fits and starts - 
Tennis Center = good; 
Redbud ES = less good; 
East Edmond Plan coordination - improving
AR407 Create an education and outreach program for properties near the urban-wildland interface that shows best management practices derived from the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA program. Not started  
AR408 Based on the recommendations of the long-range housing demand study (AR440), address emerging concerns with aging apartment complexes such as maintenance, aesthetics, tenant safety, access to open space, access to the transportation network, etc. Not started 2020: Housing Study may need to be delayed in place of East Edmond Plan and new mobility plan
AR409 Create a program for preserving and caring for mature trees that includes identification, recommendations, guidelines, technical assistance, and proactive outreach. Ongoing Late 2020: UF has a couple of versions of draft tree preservation
early 2021: Tree preservation ordinance passed
AR410 Strengthen the relationship between the City of Edmond and the University of Central Oklahoma by cooperating on the redevelopment of the University Avenue corridor. Partially incorporated  
AR411 Incorporate CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) techniques to improve safety and security for residents and visitors. Not started  
AR412 Require developments that include private infrastructure to provide the financial capacity to maintain that infrastructure in perpetuity. Not started  
AR413 Conservation/sensitive areas, such as flood plains, remnant forests, and native prairie should be maintained in a natural state and embraced as an asset to nearby uses. Incorporated  
AR414 Continue to implement recommendations from the 2012 Green Infrastructure Report and Recommendations, including: Update Sensitive Area analysis and incorporate findings into plan amendment process.
Analyze city ordinances for barriers to low impact development practices.
Strengthen the relationship between the City and local land conservancies.
Ongoing 2019: work on re-establishing functioning land trust; Several EV charging stations installed with air quality grants
Late 2020: COE issued RFP for LID consultant to help with codes.
early 2021: LID code review contract approved
early 2021: improving land trust discussion continues
AR415 Coordinate with appropriate government entities including the local school district, city, county, state and federal agencies (including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) to help them comply with Edmond Plan, 2018, landscaping rules and guidelines, and other regulatory provisions. Partially incorporated Always trying to accomplish this. Probably need to identify more systemic and programmatic ways to achieve better results
AR416 Continue to implement recommendations from the 2014 Downtown Master Plan, including: Improving parks and open spaces
Pursue the “catalytic projects”
Improve Ayers Avenue to increase safety for people walking, cycling, and riding
Ongoing 2020: TIF good for catalytic projects; Ayers bike lane designed
early 2021: Ayers pilot project begins construction
AR417 Strengthen the Community Connections program to clarify its purpose, specify when and where it applies, and provide valuable data to applicants. Not started  
AR421 Enhance urban forest resources by properly protecting and managing the Urban Tree Canopy and implementing the recommendations from the Urban Tree Canpoy Report. Ongoing 2020: tree preservation rules being drafted
early 2021: tree preservation ordinance approved
AR424 Do not support development applications that propose modifications to the 100-year flood plain. Incorporated  
AR425 Modify codes to protect ecologically sensitive areas and leverage them to enhance the built environment. Evaluate requirements for passive and active open spaces in developments that include more than 30 dwelling units at final buildout. Ongoing  
AR426 Update and improve design standards to maximize compatibility of the built environment related to site design including items such as building height and mass, setbacks, landscaping, lighting, hours of operation, signage, entry/access, materials, parking, and circulation. Not started  
AR427 Review and update the I-35 corridor boundaries and design standards to require context sensitive development, maximize economic opportunity, improve community health and wellness, and simplify the development process. Ongoing 2020: East Edmond Plan will likely inform next steps
2019: Challenges with the overlays identified, both with the various boundaries themselves and the regulations
AR428 Modify City ordinances regarding design/dimensional standards to include maximum lot coverage ratios. Not started  
AR429 Update landscape regulations to reduce discrepancies between the requirements associated with the Urban District, for example, the percentage of a site that is landscaped, parking area landscaping, and streetscape requirements. Not started 22.6.1.C.8 - requires landscaping of various components of off-street parking
22.6.1.D - details the 10% (& 30% in F-O) landscaping requirements - no mention of any other zoning districts is provided
22.6.4.E - CDB & DRD landscaping requirements to meet design guidelines and the 1 tree per 40 feet; Plantings to comply with 22.6.1.D
Lacking clear direction in the code, it is currently being interpreted that projects in CBD & DRD districts must meet both the quantity standards in 22.6.1.C.8, 22.6.1.D.3.a, and 22.6.4.E.1.
AR430 If supported by the long-range housing study (AR440), modify Title 22 to allow appropriately sized and designed secondary and accessory dwelling units in appropriate districts to improve diversity, affordability and efficiency of area neighborhoods. Not started 2020: Housing Study may need to be delayed in place of East Edmond Plan and new mobility plan
AR431 Based on the recommendations of the multimodal transportation study (AR501), modify Title 21 to require street designs to enhance neighborhood walkability and limit cut-through traffic. Narrow streets, tee-intersections, roundabouts, on-street parking, and street trees are examples of some of the design practices that can be used. Not started early 2021: mobility plan RFP issued and proposals being evaluated
2020: mobility plan funded and will be contracted FY21
AR440 Complete a long-range housing demand study designed to project our community’s demand for various housing types and assess our existing regulations and processes for barriers to meeting the projected demand. Not started EdmondLive?
AR441 Complete a parking assessment/study designed to evaluate: Ordinance-required space ratios including whether those ratios should be different in different locations or Plan Categories;
Management approaches especially for public parking;
Thresholds that should be used to signal when additional public parking or parking management approaches are needed; and,
Strategies to guide redevelopment or infill of existing parking lots.
Ongoing early 2021: parking standards in Urban District modified
2020: DT Parking Plan accepted and implementation initiated
AR442 Complete neighborhood plans that use short-term, relatively simple tasks to make incremental improvements for locations that could benefit from additional focus including: south Broadway corridor (city limits north to approximately 5th St); Boulevard corridor (15th north to Danforth); Route 66; neighborhoods surrounding the downtown core and UCO. Ongoing 2020: scope of work drafted; public engagement concepts discussed
AR450 Complete a study that evaluates the costs and benefits associated with various development patterns especially in areas that are currently undeveloped or sparsely developed. The study should include several development alternatives or scenarios and recommended actions associated with each. Ongoing 2020: East Edmond 2050 Plan underway with expected completion in Fall/Winter 2021
AR501 Create a Multimodal Transportation Plan Ongoing early 2021: on track. proposals received and eval underway
2020: Funding approved for mobility plan; idea is get under contract by end of FY (June 30, 2021)
AR502 Secure trail easements through the development review process. Partially incorporated We're getting better at this
AR503 Identify and create or construct important trail connections. These projects connect existing trail components to one another and to nearby uses which create an integrated network designed to contribute to diversifying the transportation system. This should be done in concert with the Bicycle Master Plan (amended August 2018). Ongoing 2020: Design connection between Rte 66 and Spring Creek
2018/19: Fox Lake Linkage
AR504 Based on the multimodal transportation plan (AR501), update street design standards to reflect intensities and character described in the Plan Category(ies). Not started early 2021: on track. proposals received and eval underway
2020: Funding approved for mobility plan; need to get under contract by end of FY (June 30, 2021)
AR525 Based on the multimodal transportation plan (AR501), update Title 21 to clarify how streets are classified and how different land uses should connect to them. Not started early 2021: on track. proposals received and eval underway
2020: Funding approved for mobility plan; need to get under contract by end of FY (June 30, 2021)
AR601 Create an education and outreach program for owners whose property lies in a flood plain that explains the importance and value of the flood plain and shows them some techniques to help maintain those areas. Not started  
AR602 Identify methods, criterion, and/or ratings to evaluate development applications that improve the effectiveness of natural systems rather than negate, replace, or ignore them. Technological solutions should emphasize the use of nonstructural or natural engineering approaches. These approaches should be consistent with natural resources and processes and preserve and enhance the natural features of Edmond. Ongoing early 2021: LID contractor getting under contract
Late 2020: COE issued RFP for LID consultant to help with codes.
AR603 Protect the public investment in storm water infrastructure and rights-of-way, including adequate maintenance of the storm water facilities and rights-of-way, control of public lands and timely upgrades and improvements. Partially incorporated 2020: some new work has been done on the storm water management system, such as improving the inventory of storm water inlets
AR604 Utilize design and construction standards that are environmentally sensitive, safe, cost-effective, and appropriate. Partially incorporated early 2021: LID contractor getting under contract
Late 2020: COE issued RFP for LID consultant to help with codes.
AR605 Continue to plan, construct, and improve multi‑purpose regional detention facilities. Partially incorporated early 2021: design for Stephenson Park nearing completing including regional detention
2019/20: modifications to the Stephenson Park rehab attempt to include regional detention
AR611 Create an electric utility master plan that assesses the current infrastructure, provides a maintenance program that addresses any deferred maintenance conditions, and provides a capital improvement plan to meet future demand. Not started  
AR701 Create a land acquisition program to provide a variety of sites for economic development activity. Not started  
AR702 Work with local business interests to complete a local economy study that analyzes Edmond’s employment and retail sectors and recommends actions to enhance our economy. Not started  
AR801 Continue to implement projects and recommendations from the 2013 Parks and Recreation Master Plan, including updating the City’s approach to providing neighborhood parks by improving ordinances and guidelines and partnering with allied agencies. Not started  
AR802 Create design standards for park facilities, amenities, and furnishings for maintenance efficiency. Not started