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:

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, we held an open house at the Central Center, and we were available for comment from 1:30 - 3 p.m. and from 4- 5:30 p.m.

Public comments were accepted through November 29th. They have been incorporated into the current draft, available below.

Public Hearing Draft Review and Adoption

The City, Duncan Associates, and the working group are finalizing a draft based on their previous work and public input. That draft will go before the Planning Commission (TMAPC) and then to City Council. We will post the dates for work sessions and public hearings when they are scheduled.

This is still a working draft and we welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Please send those to Philip Berry.

A current draft of the Landscape Regulations Update can be found online (February 19, 2017). 

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