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Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission

A fixture of state government since the legislature created its predecessor to develop a portion of rural Oklahoma City to build a new Capitol, the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission is an 11-member body created to develop and maintain a comprehensive land use plan for the orderly development of the district within and surrounding the State Capitol Complex and the Oklahoma University Medical Center (73 O. S., § 82.1 et seq.) The commission directly supervises approximately 950 acres and 20 miles of roadway within district boundaries on behalf of the state. In addition to government and health science center complexes, the district includes historic preservation, single and multiple family residential, office, commercial/retail and industrial uses.

The master plan for the district coordinates physical development to maximize the potential of, and permit the district the opportunity to grow with optimum benefit to the state property owners and residents of the district. The commission promulgates zoning regulations to support the dictates of the master plan. The commission coordinates district and sub-district development through use of contemporary planning principles and zoning controls. Effective communication and promotion of policies and goals encourage appropriate land use throughout the district and ensure conservation of existing buildings, land and developments values.

The commission has exclusive authority over the zoning and regulation of the utilization of all property in the district. The commission also has the authority to approve or disapprove the location and design of any improvements upon land within the district. In accordance with enabling legislation, no planning or zoning commission or any subdivision of the state thereafter shall have any authority or jurisdiction within the area. The commission is empowered to institute and defend litigation to enforce its rules, regulations, decisions and orders. The commission meets monthly to review land use permits for compliance with the adopted master plan and established zoning regulations for the district.

Legal Foundations

In 1975, the State Legislature established the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission to provide for:

  • Developing the area around the State Capitol and the Oklahoma Health Center 
  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive master plan 
  • Coordinating the land use within the district 
  • Developing, implementing and enforcing district zoning regulations. 

The commission continues to be funded directly by the state and operates under the control of the state government. Title 73, Section 83 creates the boundaries of the district. 

Title 73, Section 83.1

  • Empowers the commission with exclusive authority over zoning and regulation of the utilization of property within the district.
  • Instructs it to defend and enforce its rules, regulations, decisions and orders.
  • Establishes the membership as a diverse group representing all the elements within the district.
  • Title 73, Section 83.3 mandates the following additional responsibilities
    • Approve location and design of improvements.
    • Conserve natural resources.
    • Ensure efficient expenditure of public funds.
    • Promote safety, convenience and prosperity.
    • Formulate zoning regulations relative to location, character and extent of transportation routes, utilities, buildings, parks and parkways.

 

Members

Dan Ross
Chairman
Ken Phillips
Director of the Transportation Commission Designee
Paul Manzelli
President of The University of Oklahoma Designee
Brian Downs
House Speaker Designee
Vacant
House Speaker Designee
Tiana Douglas
President Pro Tempore Appointee
Hillary Farrell
President Pro Tempore Appointee
Joshua Greenhaw
Governor Appointee
Jeremiah Jordan
Governor Appointee
Janis Powers
Chairman of the Planning Commission of Oklahoma City Designee
Kirkland Hall
Chairman of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission

Meetings

2019

December 18, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

December 05, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

November 22, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

November 07, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

November 07, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

October 25, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

October 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Special Meeting
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (156.71 KB)

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (190.43 KB)

October 03, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (194 KB)

September 27, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (156.12 KB)

September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (190.37 KB)

September 05, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (171.92 KB)

August 23, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (158.09 KB)

August 08, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (219.09 KB)

August 01, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (196.45 KB)

July 31, 2019 - 8:15am

Special Meeting
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 214/216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (14.36 KB)

July 26, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (144.48 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (137.04 KB)

July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Citizens Advisory Committee
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (219.5 KB)

July 09, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (219 KB)

June 28, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

June 06, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (180.05 KB)

May 22, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (153.82 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (165.7 KB)

May 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review Special Meeting
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (182.22 KB)

May 02, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

April 26, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (218.07 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (189.35 KB)

April 05, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Rooms 214-216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (107.33 KB)

April 04, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (187.94 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (138.25 KB)

March 29, 2019 - 8:15am

Special Meeting
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (192.95 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (132.32 KB)

March 22, 2019 - 8:15am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (157.63 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (198.75 KB)

March 07, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (203.59 KB)

February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

February 07, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK
PDF icon Agenda (193.46 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (171.26 KB)

January 25, 2019 - 8:00am

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK
PDF icon Agenda (194.95 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (136.68 KB)

January 03, 2019 - 4:00pm

Historical Preservation and Landmark Board of Review
2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (108.23 KB)

2018

December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

November 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (240.64 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (130.27 KB)

October 26, 2018 - 8:30am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (157 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (153.63 KB)

September 28, 2018 - 8:00am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Concourse Theater , Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (201.54 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (156.74 KB)

August 24, 2018 - 8:00am

2401 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 216, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
PDF icon Agenda (195.24 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (136.23 KB)

July 27, 2018 - 8:00am

2401 N Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City
PDF icon Agenda (193.9 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (166.85 KB)

June 22, 2018 - 8:00am

2401 N Lincoln Blvd., Room 216, Oklahoma City
PDF icon Agenda (301.92 KB)
PDF icon Minutes (141.49 KB)

May 18, 2018 - 8:00am


Location

Will Rogers Memorial Office Building
2401 N Lincoln Blvd., Suite 118
The Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission
Oklahoma City
OK
73105
Phone: 
405-522-0440
Fax: 
405-522-3861