Planning Provides a Vision for the Community Today — and in the Future!
The goal of planning is to maximize the health, safety, and economic well-being of all people living in our communities. This involves thinking about how we can move around our community, how we can attract and retain thriving businesses, where we want to live, and opportunities for recreation. Planning helps create communities of lasting value.
"While architects often focus on a single building, a planner's job is to work with residents and elected officials to guide the layout of an entire community or region. Planners take a broad view and look at how the pieces of a community — buildings, roads, and parks — fit together like pieces of a puzzle. Planners then make recommendations on how the community should proceed. One of the greatest challenges for planners is to imagine what can and should happen to a community: how it should grow and change, and what it should offer residents 10, 15, or even 20 years into the future." - American Planning Association.
The City Planner acts as technical staff advisor to the Blanchard Planning Commission and the Blanchard Board of Adjustment. The City Planner provides advise to these boards on decisions involving zoning changes, variances, subdivision applications, conditional use permits, etc. The City Planner also assists the City Manager in economic development efforts.
Visit "Forms and Applications" to find Planning-related forms, Building Permit forms, and more.
|Ryan Conner||City Planner||405-485-9308|