City Council adopts
River Design Overlay
On June 9, 2016, the City Council adopted the River Design Overlay into the City of Tulsa’s Zoning Code. The River Design Overlay (RDO) provides supplemental zoning regulations to implement the vision along the Arkansas River contained in the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan and the City of Tulsa’s Comprehensive Plan. The RDO address uses, building placement, design and site features, parking, landscaping and screening, lighting, signage and circulation and access. The purpose is to foster uses and types of development envisioned along the river that encourage people activity – such as retail, restaurants, recreational venues, etc. Design must focus on river orientation and pedestrian connections to the river trail system and to other parts of the river corridor.
Two City Council town hall meetings were held on Monday April 18 and Tuesday April 19, 2016 to present and discuss the details of the RDO. Click here to view the presentation.
In addition to the adoption of the RDO in the Zoning Code, the TMAPC adopted and Council approved, an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, establishing an Arkansas River Corridor land use category and assigning it to properties proposed for inclusion in the boundary of the RDO zoning map amendments.
The next step in the process is to amend the zoning map by applying the RDO regulations to appropriate properties along the river corridor. The map reflects the final recommendation of the River Design Steering Committee.
Tentatively, a TMAPC public hearing to consider the map changes is scheduled for:
Wednesday August 17, 2016, 1:30pm
City Hall, One Technology Center- 2nd level
City Council Chamber
175 East 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
Additional public meetings will be posted on this website as they are scheduled.
Please contact Susan Miller at 918.579.9470 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
City of Tulsa Development Services Contacts
City of Tulsa Board of Adjustment
Tulsa County Board of Adjustment
Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG)