Small Area and Neighborhood Revitalization Planning

About Small Area Planning

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The Small Area Planning (SAP) Section facilitates input and collaboration from key stakeholders to develop plans in focused areas of the City of Tulsa. Key to the implementation of the city-wide, general Tulsa Comprehensive Plan (also known as PLANiTULSA), small area plans include specific strategies that are tailored to the unique characteristics of targeted areas within the community.

Community participation is a hallmark of SAPs, as staff works with Citizen Advisory Teams from each plan area. SAPs attempt to resolve conflicts related to development and growth and to set the table for private and public investment over the 20-year SAP horizon.

We employ best planning practices of urban design and public engagement techniques including SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis, visual preference surveys and workshops to develop consensus of the community's aspirations and ensure that the plans accurately reflect the community's vision for the future.


The SAP process is defined in the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan and further described in A Guide to Small Area Planning. When adopted by the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) and approved by the City Council, SAPs amend the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan and serve as the daily policy guide for development in the plan area.

Small Area Plans in the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County


For questions, please contact:
Martha M. Schultz, Planner III - SAP Project Manager
(918) 576-5674