The Ozark Comprehensive Plan is an official public document adopted by the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission for the physical development of Ozark, Missouri. The Comprehensive Plan (also referred to as “the Plan”) indicates, in general, how citizens want the city to improve and grow in both the near-term as well as the next 20 years and beyond. The current Ozark Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1993 amended in 2008 and 2019, and has served as the city’s main guide for planning and zoning matters since that time. The City Ozark Comprehensive Plan, 2019 is long range in nature, the Plan is intended to be a source of direction and guidance toward a desired end, rather than a static blueprint of future development of the City. A comprehensive plan for a city and its planning area is comprehensive by virtue of 4 key principles.
The plan applies to all land use and circulation systems.
Second, the plan covers the entire geographic area affected by common challenges of development-including an “Urban Service Area” outside the City (Ref. Chapter 3).
Further, the plan is designed to meet long-range planning needs and opportunities, which will show up in 10-20 years; and in some issues, 50 years.
Finally, the plan is part of a continuing process, in which all the essential steps are taken of studying facts, making plans, and executing them.