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Adopted Plans

City Comprehensive Plan

Tulsa Comprehensive Plan (PLANiTULSA): Effective July 2010. PLANiTULSA, the city-wide process to update Tulsa's Comprehensive Plan, created a new vision for the City of Tulsa that reflects the needs and dreams of all our citizens for the next 20-30 years. The Tulsa Comprehensive Plan explains the vision and provides implementation recommendations.

Neighborhood Revitalization and Small Area Plans

Tulsa’s history of neighborhood planning predates PLANiTULSA and the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. Due to the successes of those early plans, the Comprehensive Plan recommended formalizing the City’s neighborhood planning, leading to the current small area planning program.

Small Area Plans (SAP) and Sector Plans are a long-range plan focused on a specific area. They typically cover the same topics as the City’s comprehensive plan. The smaller scale allows stakeholders and public engagement to be the focus of the planning process.

36th Street North Small Area Plan: Effective October 16, 2013. The 36th Street North Small Area Plan was a priority in PLANiTULSA. This SAP focuses on policies to help spur development in the planning area.

Brady Arts District Small Area Plan: Effective February 2013. This plan followed PLANiTULSA’s SAP guidelines in creating a vision and recommendations for the Brady Arts District. The plan’s recommendations range from streetscape guidelines and place-making to marketing and sustainability.

Brookside Infill Development Design Recommendations: Effective November 2002. This plan was intended to intended to address short-term infill issues impacting Brookside. It focuses on design policies, especially streetscape.

Charles Page Boulevard Plan: Effective November 1996 and Amended 2000. Initiated in 1991, this neighborhood plan divided the corridor into two subareas and provided policy, capital improvement, and development recommendations for both.

Crutchfield Neighborhood Revitalization Master Plan: Effective June 2004. The Crutchfield Neighborhood Revitalization Master Plan process was driven by an active neighborhood group. The plan focuses on providing land use and infrastructure improvement guidance that will help continue the historic mix of uses found in the neighborhood.

Downtown Area Master Plan: Effective 2010. Downtown Tulsa is a critical part of the economic and social life of Tulsa. The Downtown Area Master Plan was developed along with PLANiTULSA and was the first plan adopted as a component of the Comprehensive Plan. The plan expands on previous plans and PLANiTULSA to provide guidelines to revitalize downtown. View a summary of improvements in the 2016 Progress Report.

East Tulsa Neighborhood Implementation Plan Phases I & II: Effective November 2006 and May 2007. The first of two parts, the phase I plan focuses on 5 square miles on the western edge of the total planning area with a mix of land uses. Phase II focuses on land uses along the Highway 412 corridor, including two major activity centers and conceptual redevelopment ideas for commercial development.

Eugene Field Small Area Plan: Effective June 2013. This SAP was created under the direction of consultants from McCormack Baron Salazar. The area involves a complex mix of park, industrial, and residential uses. The plan’s recommendations focus on revitalizing residential areas while increasing connections to the Arkansas River and commercial corridors.

Kendall-Whittier Sector Plan: Effective October 2016. This plan was prepared by Houseal Lavigne Associates. The Kendall-Whittier Sector Plan envisions a thriving, connected community with a rich mixture of land uses, transportation options, and people. Summary and Resolution

The Pearl District – 6th Street Infill Plan: Effective January 2006 and amended April 2014. The plan takes a detailed look at the Pearl District and provides a future vision and recommendations on how the area can achieve that vision. 

Riverwood Neighborhood Plan Update: Effective October 2008. This plan provides a series of connection and infrastructure improvements aimed improving public spaces and helping to revitalize commercial properties.

Sequoyah Area Neighborhood Implementation Plan: Effective May 2007. This plan provides a number of revitalization goals with policies and projects to help realize those goals. The Sequoyah Neighborhood Association, Tulsa Public Schools, and the City of Tulsa worked together to create this plan.

Southwest Tulsa Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Phase I & II: Effective May 2009 and June 2011. This portion of the two phase plan is considered the detailed implementation plan. It includes projects specific to each of the identified subareas. Projects and recommendations range from site specific redevelopment to streetscaping and land use designations. Phase II focuses on the 2010 Comprehensive Plan (PLANiTULSA) impact on Southwest Tulsa and the implementation projects presented in Phase I. It provides additional project ideas and concepts based on the Comprehensive Plan.

Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Plan: Effective October 2016. This plan was prepared by Houseal Lavigne Associates. The Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Plan promotes a vision of an attractive urban lifestyles that connects residents to the area’s legacy, local commercial opportunities, and regional destinations. It updates and combines several previous neighborhood Sector Plans in North Tulsa. Summary and Resolution

Utica Midtown Corridor Small Area Plan: Effective January 2014. The plan seeks to preserve stable residential neighborhoods while encouraging the growth of regional job centers by encouraging best practices in contemporary urban design and planning. The planning process was divided into two portions, each headed up by separate consultants, stakeholder, and resident groups.

West Highlands/Tulsa Hills Small Area Plan: Effective April 2014. This SAP was initiated in response to development pressures in a previously agricultural area. The plan attempts to balance future development with existing aesthetics and open space while ensuring that transportation and related systems are enhanced.

Related City Plans and Policies

In addition to SAP’s, the City also uses a variety of other plans and studies to help guide future development, capital improvement, and program decisions.

Complete Streets Manual: PLANiTULSA emphasizes coordinating transportation facilities (roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks for example) with the land uses they serve. This resulted in the creation and adoption of the Complete Streets Procedural Manual in 2013.  

Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis: Effective June 2010.  The report assesses current and future housing needs, formulates initiatives for affordable housing, land use, and economic development purposes that was included in the HUD Five-Year Consolidated Plan. 

Major Street and Highway Plan: The Major Street and Highway Plan (MSHP) outlines the future street classifications within the Tulsa Metropolitan Area. The MSHP provides design options intended to support the Comprehensive Plan’s land use designations. Map

Master Tree List: List of recommended and prohibited tree species for use in administering and enforcing the provisions of Chapter 65 of the Zoning Code.

Route 66 Master Plan: Adopted December 2005, the Master Plan identifies 21 projects evaluated against 15 criteria developed in response to the research data. These projects were recommended for construction using funds generated by Vision 2025. For more on the progress visit the Vision 2025 website.

Tulsa Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan: In order to better prepare for future hazards and disasters, Tulsa has participated in FEMA’s hazard mitigation planning program since 2002. 

Regional Plans

Note: Not all plans listed below have been officially adopted by the City of Tulsa.

Connections 2035 Regional Transportation Plan: This plan looks at the likely transportation needs for the Tulsa Transportation Management Area in the forecastable future. It makes suggestions for desirable transportation system and predicts some implementation costs.

Fast Forward Regional Transit Plan:Regional Transit System Plan (RTSP), directed by the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG), provides the groundwork for establishing effective transit service within the region over the next 25 years.