What are your thoughts on the Utica Midtown Corridor Small Area Plan?
UPDATE: January 10, 2014
The City Council unanimously approved the plan at a public hearing on January 9, 2014. Previously, the plan was adopted by TMAPC on 11/20/2013 by a vote of 10-0-0. Accordingly, this small area plan amends the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan. Adopted Plan
The Utica Midtown Corridor Small Area Plan addresses planning and development issues within this area of midtown Tulsa. What are your views regarding the plan's vision, recommendations and implementation priorities? How do you feel they address the pertinent issues of this corridor, including the relationships between older neighborhoods and major medical centers? Please let us know what you think by clicking on Post below and when possible, cite specific text from the plan document.
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) will consider your comments as they prepare for the public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Click here for the TMAPC agenda.
For the past 20 months, local stakeholders have worked with city planners to develop a small area plan for the Utica Midtown Corridor. The plan area extends along South Utica Avenue from 11th Street (Route 66) on the north to 21st Street on the south; irregular east/west boundaries are indicated on the map. Area landmarks include Hillcrest Medical Center on the north, St. John Medical Center on the south; the Broken Arrow Expressway roughly bisects the plan area.
Read all about the public process within the plan.
South Utica Avenue is a significant corridor that supports economies associated with major health systems located in close proximity to active commercial areas and established neighborhoods. This plan, with the goal of adding predictability to the development process over the next 20 years, will amend the comprehensive plan when adopted. It seeks to refine concepts of the Comprehensive Plan for greater applicability in this plan area and recommends strategies and priorities to address long-standing development pressures.
The planning process began in early 2012 when the City Council chose the plan area and defined its boundaries. Because of distinct characteristics of the respective neighborhoods on either side of the Broken Arrow Expressway, the plan was developed as 2 sub-areas – north and south of the expressway.
An extensive community engagement process included regular meetings with citizen advisory teams (one for each sub-area) comprised of key stakeholders that included representatives of both medical centers, business interests, historic preservation advocates, and neighborhood leaders. Throughout the process, the plan’s content was vetted with these groups and with a larger pool of stakeholders.
The plan draft was submitted to the TMAPC for consideration at their work session on October 16, 2013. At the conclusion of that session, TMAPC advanced the plan for consideration at a public hearing scheduled for November 20, 2013. Visit www.tmapc.org for the schedule and agenda.
Please let us know what you think by clicking on Post below and when possible, cite specific text from the plan document.
Outcome: Adopted and approved
January 9, 2014
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