Subdivision Regulations Update


The City of Tulsa has engaged a project work group consisting of industry professionals and subject matter experts led by Duncan Associates to complete an update to the City's Subdivision Regulations. Over a 12-month period, beginning July 2016 the project will address the quality of physical development guided by the City's comprehensive plan (PLANiTULSA). The Work Group and (staff) Technical Team will be asked to consider issues such as transportation circulation and connectivity, stormwater management, conservation of natural and recreational assets and the availability of adequate public infrastructure to all property within the City of Tulsa. Throughout the upcoming months, opportunities for your input will be provided to ensure the project's success.

Results from the preliminary discussions identified key issues to be addressed and initial recommendations regarding the scope and direction of the update. This information is included in the Issue Identification and Outline Memo. It also incorporates the Work Group and Technical Team comments.

Following the internal review process multiple public open house review sessions were held on June 27, 2017 to discuss the public review draft. A handout What are the Big Changes? highlights a list of proposed significant changes.

Public Review Sessions
Thank you to everyone who attended the open house sessions or participated online! The various comments you offered in response to the May 2017 “public review draft” regulations are organized into a public comment log with an annotated response from the project consultant and team.
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) will conduct work sessions in the coming months to recommend further refinements to the draft before the final public hearing version is prepared.

TMAPC Work Sessions
The Subdivision Regulations work session draft represents a third draft of the proposed regulations, which have been continually updated in response to comments provided by the staff Technical Team, the Project Work Group and various stakeholders and members of the general public. This draft will be the subject of review and discussion at the August 2, 2017 work session.
Following a possible additional TMAPC work session September 6, 2017 a public hearing draft will be composed for consideration by the planning commission in formal public hearings. We anticipate that these would commence sometime in the fall of 2017.

Project Schedule:
Task 1: Mobilization and Kick-off - completed
Task 2: Project Direction and Outline - completed
Task 3: Internal Draft - completed
Task 4: Public Review Draft - in progress
Task 5: Hearing Draft
Task 6: Hearings
Task 7: Final Adopted Regulations

Travis Hulse | Plans Examiner III
City of Tulsa Planning & Development Department
175 E. 2nd St., Suite 570, 05-118K | Tulsa, OK 74103
T: (918) 596-9865
F: (918) 699-3130
E: thulse@cityoftulsa.org