Planning Commission

Meetings

  • 1st Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm
  • City Hall
    6407 Avondale Drive
    Nichols Hills, OK 73116

See the schedule of regular meetings (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

CommissionersTitleTerm BeganTerm Expires
Michael Biddinger, Ward 1
Member
June 13, 2023
June 9, 2026
Ron Byrne, Ward 3
Member
June 13, 2023
June 9, 2026
Tim Cheek, Ward 2
Member 
May 11, 2021
June 11, 2024
Doug Franklin, Ward 3
Member
May 11, 2021
June 11, 2024
Barbara Gilbert, Ward 2
Vice-Chairman
June 13, 2023
June 9, 2026
John McCaleb, Ward 1
Chairman
May 11, 2021
June 11, 2024


The city planning commission consists of six members, each appointed for a term of three years. Two members from each ward are recommended for appointment by the council member representing the ward and appointed by the mayor, with the approval of the city council.

Overview

The Planning Commission adopts a Comprehensive Plan to be used by city leaders, developers, business owners, and citizens to make decisions about growth and development. This document provides long-range policy direction for land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public services, and natural and cultural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and public officials by providing the framework for evaluating development proposals. It lays out a community vision and priorities and describes where, how, and in some cases when development should occur.

The Planning Commission is a recommending body for zoning applications. The Planning Commission recommends approval or denial based on the Comprehensive Plan. The application is forwarded to the City Council with the Planning Commission's recommendation. The application is ultimately decided by the City Council.