Landscape Regulations Update

Landscape Regulations are tied to several themes found throughout PLANiTULSA’s priorities, goals, and policies. Landscaping can promote pedestrian activity, reduce urban heat island, improve stormwater quality, buffer neighboring land uses by reducing noise and glare, and enhance neighborhood appearance.

The 2016 Tulsa Zoning Code was adopted to provide the City, residents, and builders with updated regulations to reflect PLANiTULSA’s recommendations and vision. During the process of updating the zoning code as a whole, a decision was made to revisit the landscape regulations at a later time for a more in depth look.

The City of Tulsa engaged Duncan Associates to complete an update to the City’s landscaping regulations found in the Zoning Code. A series of 4 meetings between the consultant and a working group composed of local landscape architects, developers, and city staff shaped the draft landscape regulations update.

A list of meeting participants can be found online.

Public Review and Open House:

The two files here are the current draft update. One shows the changes from the existing code to the draft, while the second file is the draft language only.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, we held an open house at the Central Center, 1028 East 6th Street, Visual Arts Room. We were available for comment from 1:30 - 3 p.m. and from 4- 5:30 p.m.

Public comments on the current draft will be accepted through November 29th. Please email Philip Berry with any questions or comments, and thank you for your interest.

Tentative Project Schedule:

Task 1: Engage Working and Technical Groups  – Complete
Task 2: Project Direction and Outline – Complete
Task 3: Internal Draft Review – Complete
Task 4: Public Draft Review – In Progress
Task 5: Public Hearing Draft Review and Adoption


Philip Berry | Planner III
City of Tulsa Planning & Development Department
175 E. 2nd St Suite 560 Tulsa, Ok 74103
T: (918) 576-5691
F: (918) 699-3063
E: PhilipJBerry@cityoftulsa.org