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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Onward Ozark: City of Ozark launches corridor plan with emphasis on public input

Onward Ozark newsflash

OZARK, Mo. — The City of Ozark has launched the first phase of Onward Ozark: Planning Our Corridors, an innovative project aimed at shaping the future growth, development, transportation, and aesthetics of three pivotal corridors within the city: North State Highway NN, South 3rd Street/Highway 14, and South Street.

  • The North State Highway NN corridor begins as North 9th Street at the intersection with 3rd Street/Highway 14 and then transitions into Highway NN and extends north until the intersection with West State Highway J. 
  • The South 3rd Street/ Highway 14 corridor extends from the intersection with South Street and travels north to the intersection with North 9th Street.
  • The South Street corridor extends from the intersection with Highway 65 to the intersection with Highway W. 

Community involvement is crucial to the success of Onward Ozark. The first step in the planning process is to gather public input to better understand what residents and stakeholders desire for the future of each corridor.
The city is asking community members to take a survey, sharing their opinions and insight with city leaders to help shape the future of these three corridors. You can find the public survey here.

an aerial map of ozark highlighting t North State Highway NN, South 3rd Street/Highway 14, South St.Onward Ozark has set forth several ambitious goals to guide this planning effort:

  • Define the future land uses and development/redevelopment opportunities along the corridors.
  • Provide measurable action steps for both public and private property owners to further promote multimodal transportation options and encourage positive development for the corridors.
  • Equitably engage property owners, neighbors, and the public in meaningful and descriptive conversations about future land uses and activities along the corridor. 
  • Create a plan for character and aesthetic enhancements along the corridors, ensuring the character is true to Ozark.
  • Advance a thoughtful, creative framework that strengthens and supports the local economy of the Ozark corridors. 
  • Develop an implementation strategy to help the City of Ozark make progress on strategies and goals defined within the Plan. 

Multiple public engagement opportunities, including virtual public open houses, are planned in the coming months. You can learn more and follow the project here, and the city’s Facebook or Instagram page.

Everyone interested is encouraged to sign up to receive project alerts via email here. Subscribers will be notified of public engagement opportunities as they are announced. Sign up for project alert text messages by texting “OnwardOzark” to 888.521.3871 and following the prompts.

For media inquiries, or more information about this project, contact Jenifer Abreu, communications manager, at

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