Freese and Nichols assisted the Midland-Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR) MPO in the assessment and development of a corridor management and sub-area plan for SH 191 between the cities of Midland and Odessa. This plan received the 2012 Project Planning Award from the American Planning Association, Texas Chapter.
Key aspects of the plan included:
consideration of multiple modes of transportation
planning for adjacent and sub-area land use
integration of the transportation network aimed at maintaining community character, incorporating natural area features, and promoting economic benefit
urban design considerations for key nodal development areas
corridor access/management recommendations
The plan was supported by an implementation program of short-, medium- and long-term actions for the various agencies affected within the corridor. Recommendations included both transportation and land use considerations as well as lead agency actions. A public involvement and outreach program consisted of numerous public meetings, stakeholder interviews (elected and civic leaders, property owners and development interests provided input to long-range vision), and a three-day planning charrette which served as the basis for detailed transportation and land use planning within the corridor. The SH 191 Corridor Plan was developed in accordance with the MOTOR 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.