What do you think about the new features proposed in the zoning code update public review draft? The document under consideration is a working draft; your input will help us shape the final product.
UPDATE: January 2017
Tulsa's new Zoning Code went into effect on January 1, 2016, to conclude the planning process.
Please note that some links in this topic are no longer operative and have been removed.
UPDATE: June 17, 2015
This round of public outreach concluded on June 6, 2015 and all comments received are now under review by INCOG and City Staff, as well as the City’s hired consultant, Kirk Bishop of Duncan Associates. Ideas and changes that improve our ability to implement the City’s Comprehensive Plan, PLANiTULSA, will be folded into a new Adoption Draft, to be presented to the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission in August. The Adoption Draft will be made available at that time.
Throughout the Public Hearing stage of the adoption process, citizens will be able to present opinions or concerns about proposed changes, and other ideas on how to improve the Zoning Code. Announcements about forthcoming events will be posted on the Zoning Code Update web page as they become available.
Deadline has been extended to 8:00 AM on June 6, 2015.
The City of Tulsa seeks input from citizens on the public review draft of the Zoning Code update, to implement the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. Statements posted here will be considered in the coming months; you can track the status of questions, comments, and ideas here on the comment log. It is expected that the Zoning Code draft and comments will be reviewed by the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) in the summer of 2015.
Tulsa’s Zoning Code was tuned to the development trends of 1970 when it was adopted. Through the 2010 Comprehensive Plan – PLANiTULSA – and its Guiding Principles, thousands of Tulsans recommended new directions for future growth in the 21st century.
An updated zoning code – to make this kind of growth easy to build – is key to implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Since 2011, the City of Tulsa has been working with Duncan Associates to align the code with the vision of the Comprehensive Plan by adding options to our regulatory toolbox.
In addition to modernizing the code for easy online access and search capabilities, the update adds more graphics and illustrations (as shown here) and includes features not addressed in the current code. New features will accommodate higher density and quality infill development to support new concepts Tulsans said they wanted, such as.
- Expanded building types
- Mixed-use development
- Reduced minimum parking requirements
- Special Area overlays
- Master Planned Development district
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To participate in the Public Review of the zoning code draft, visit planitulsa.org for updates on the process. More detailed information is available through these links.
- Public Review Draft of the updated Tulsa Zoning Code
- Big Changes proposed in the Public Review Draft
- 2010 Comprehensive Plan (PLANiTULSA)
- Comment log
- Upcoming events (scroll to the bottom)
For more information, contact Theron Warlick, Planner III, email@example.com or 918.576.5677.
Outcome: Approved on November 5, 2015; effective date January 1, 2016
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