Which of these photos represents your preferred vision of how downtown Tulsa should look?
UPDATE September 23, 2013
At the September 18th public hearing the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission considered testimony regarding the proposed ordinance to address parking and reuse of existing downtown buildings. At the conclusion of the discussion, a motion was made and seconded to continue the matter for 60 days to allow for further discussion; that motion failed by a vote of 3-8-0 (yay-nay-abstention). A motion was then made to deny the ordinance and it passed by a vote of 10-1-0 (yay-nay-abstention).
For zoning ordinance text amendment such as this, within 30 days the TMAPC must forward all supporting documentation, staff reports, public comments (including statements from this forum), and public hearing minutes with motions and votes to the City Council for consideration. City Council dates will be posted here when available.
This topic and the related topic will remain open for comments until City Council action has been taken.
UPDATE August 22nd
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission has scheduled a formal public hearing to review the proposed ordinance on September 18th, 2013. For more information on this meeting and any other TMAPC meetings, please visit the commission's website.
UPDATE August 15th
Staff have prepared a draft ordinance to tackle the issue of downtown building demolition and the proliferation of parking lots. To view and comment on this new topic please click here.
These photos, taken from the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church at 1301 S. Boston Avenue, illustrate changes in the appearance of downtown Tulsa between 1978 and 2005.
In consideration of the moratorium currently in place to address the teardown of downtown structures and creation of new surface parking lots, City Planning staff reviewed relevant zoning regulations and developed recommendations for the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission to consider during its February 20th work session.
PLANiTULSA and the Downtown Area Master Plan recognize that losing existing structures for the creation of additional parking lots is detrimental to a vital, thriving downtown. A moratorium is currently in place to prevent the teardown of downtown structures, pending development of a longer-term solution.
Click on the photo below that represents your vision of how downtown Tulsa - within the Inner Dispersal Loop (IDL) - should look in future, then add a statement to support your position. One of the photos or options must be selected. The three options are: "More buildings, fewer parking lots", "Fewer buildings, more parking lots" or "Something else".
More buildings, fewer parking lots
Fewer buildings, more parking lots
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Outcome: Proposed ordinance denied by TMAPC by vote of 10-1-0.
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