City of Cushing Press Release:
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, CITY OF CUSHING MOVES FORWARD WITH COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
Name: Terry Brannon
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, CITY OF CUSHING MOVES FORWARD WITH COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING March 3, 2023 (Cushing, OK) - The City of Cushing has embarked on a process to enhance planning for the future of the community. At the February 21st Commissioners Meeting, the City voted to approve a professional services agreement with Guernsey Engineers, Architects, and Consultants to update the City of Cushing’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. Both the plan and ordinance were originally adopted more than 40-years ago, in 1981.
“This work is way overdue for Cushing, and we’re excited to roll up our sleeves and start building a community that looks into the future,” said Commission Chairman Michael R. Griffith. “We want everyone to know this is the community’s plan and when we’re done it will be a reflection of the citizens of our great city.”
Developed using public engagement strategies, the Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document that establishes a unified vision for growth, development, and decision making in Cushing until the year 2050. The plan examines the needs and desires of the community holistically and will include topics such as residential growth, economic development, land use, infrastructure, and community character. Once the Comprehensive Plan update is complete, an update of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance will follow.
“We’re tackling both issues in the same project. Doing this work in tandem ensures we get a quality operating plan to move this city forward,” said Griffith.
The Comprehensive planning process is expected to take 18-months to complete beginning in mid-April.
About City of Cushing
Cushing residents enjoy amenities common only to much larger communities, such as a full-service regional hospital and a major healthcare center. The city-owned Cushing Aquatic Center and waterpark provides a full day’s entertainment in the summer months for a fraction of the cost of commercial water attractions. Excellent public education, serving just over 1,800 students district-wide, is another benefit residents say drew them to Cushing. Community theatre, bowling, golf, cinema, and numerous restaurants offer residents entertainment on demand close to home. Keystone Lake is only 25 minutes away, and the major cultural attractions in Tulsa are just one hour’s drive. See Oklahoma City and all it has to offer whenever you want, it’s 90 minutes from Cushing, but come home to a town where personal connections are easy to make.
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