The madness continues. Sadly, and with little resistance, the Gilcrease Expressway extension planning continues unabated. Buoyed by support from misguided transportation officials, business interests and Chamber representatives, the
A disheartening zoning code amendment that allows much larger residential driveways, even in established midtown neighborhoods will be considered at a Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Public Hearing at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd in the 2nd Level Council Room, One Technology Center, 175 E. 2nd St.
While some property owners predictably resist what they consider to be cumbersome and sometimes expensive regulations, they are arguably the ones who have the most to gain by them. It is a mistake by those who dismiss design standards as nothing more than unnecessary aesthetics serving as barriers to doing business.
It’s not difficult to speculate on what’s behind the February 21st, 2017 Special City Council Meeting to consider a mayoral sponsored resolution regarding the future of a portion of Helmerich Park. Quite simply, it is damage control, and an
Our organization recognizes that the RDO represents a significant step forward in getting Tulsans accustomed to the notion of an overlay district. With those sentiments in mind, our talented group of planners, urban designers and activists have collectively formulated some observations and recommendations which…
The idea of big box stores close to the core of cities is contrary to both leading-edge retail trends and best practices in urban design. It is even more questionable within an area designated as parkland. And what message does it send to Tulsans – who have just voted to fund beautification of the river?
On the Vision Tulsa renewal ballot, Tulsa County will offer a roughly $75 million package, funded by 0.05 percent sales tax over 13 years, for projects outside the city of Tulsa. We pass along the following list to provide you with the project details to inform your vote on the County’s Vision Tulsa plan, April 5th.
I have a lot of confidence in the ability of voters to decipher the issues and support the community’s needs when they are presented logically, honestly and rationally. They almost always do. And when packages are not well conceived, are poorly timed, or lack sufficient public input, they almost always fail.
CITIZENS CALL ON CITY COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE PARK SALE Cite restriction on sales taxes voted for park purposes
Lots of new information to report on the pending sale of Helmerich Park land at 71st and Riverside for commercial development. Today, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, a group of concerned citizens in an email to Tulsa City Councilors, requested that the Council use their investigatory authority to look into the sale and determine if any…
In the absence of any other comprehensive Vision 2025 extension proposal, we humbly submit the following options for your review and consideration. Our proposal is not meant to tell you what you need but rather to ask if these are the kinds of projects you would like to support and see on the ballot.
The recent decision by Mayor Bartlett to go ahead with the planned Riverside Drive sidewalk to serve A Gathering Place is welcome news.
Thanks to everyone who supported our efforts to save the proposed Riverside Drive sidewalk that will eventually connect downtown Tulsa to The Gathering Place. Fifteen organizations, dozens of high profile public figures including four former mayors and hundreds of individuals answered the call. To voice their concerns, nearly three hundred energized Tulsans including a convincing…