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1 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Kathy Taylor, Mayor “We are not just producing a document, we are finding our shared vision for the future, finding new ways to listen to each other and work together and we are proceeding down a path that leads to a City of greatness - the Tulsa of our dreams.”... On updating the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan... On updating the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan

2 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE “The City of Tulsa was once the diamond of the state of Oklahoma –we more or less set the stage for what the state of Oklahoma could be. I hope that the updated Plan will help Tulsa to again be that diamond and have our city advance and become what it once was - a city of people who love one another and are concerned about each other.“ Roscoe Turner, Chair, Tulsa City Council “Let’s challenge our city... let’s get everyone’s ideas and solutions and prepare a plan for all of Tulsa... A plan representative of our collective vision!” Bill Martinson, Past Chair, Tulsa City Council “We intend to gather the best thoughts of our community, harness the energy of our citizens, and chart a course to the future for our children.” Susan Neal, Chair of PLANitULSA Steering Committee and Director, Division of Community Development and Education Initiatives

3 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE The City’s guiding policy document for land use, development, and public improvements. The expression of our community’s needs, wants, and desires for the future. Our collective vision – our roadmap to the future. What is the Comprehensive Plan and why is it important?

4 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Demographics –Population growth (from 1970 to 2000 = +62,699 in City of Tulsa; +277,383 in MSA) –Immigration and ethnicity Tulsa’s has developed most of its land area Suburban growth Major infrastructure and development –e.g. Creek Turnpike, Gilcrease Expressway, Mingo Creek flood mitigation, OSU/OU-Tulsa, River Parks Trends in commerce –e.g. in 1970, nearly 12% of Tulsa’s retail sales still occurred downtown Since the Adoption of Tulsa’s Current Comprehensive Plan the City has changed:

5 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE TULSA HAS CHANGED Tulsa’s Urban Growth: present Not Urbanized

6 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Tulsa continues to change...

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9 393,049

10 loss of 25,000 jobs 9/11

11 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE How is this trend affecting Tulsa? According to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Tulsa lost 10,591 residents (-2.69%) from 2000 to 2005.

12 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE City as % of M.S.A. 63% 43%

13 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE City as % of County 83% 66%

14 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE The City of Tulsa’s population growth has remained generally flat, at the same time its diversity has changed dramatically over the last few years. The City of Tulsa’s population growth has remained generally flat, at the same time its diversity has changed dramatically over the last few years.

15 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Source: U.S. Census Bureau City of Tulsa Hispanic/Latino Population (Any Race), Hispanic/Latino Population Total Population 382, , ,302 9,564 28,111 38,149

16 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE City Population Estimate Tulsa382,457393, ,638 Broken Arrow 86,230 74,859 11,018 Tulsa1970 to ,819+15% Broken Arrow1970 to , %

17 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE School District Population Estimate 1977 Total Enrollment 2007 Total Enrollment Tulsa: Total 61,66241,439 White 76% 35% Black 19% 35% Hispanic 0.9% 19% Broken Arrow: Total 4,76015,558 White 89% 77% Black 0.2% 5% Hispanic 0.3% 6% Union: Total 4,25314,558 White 83% 54% Black 0.5% 13% Hispanic 0.8% 16% Jenks: Total 7,627 9,668 White 87% 73% Black 0.2% 7% Hispanic 0.8% 7% TOTAL78,30281,007

18 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE The City’s population is aging

19 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Most households earn less than $50,000

20 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Home ownership remains relatively flat in Tulsa, although vacancies are projected to increase.

21 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE With all of this change, how has our Comprehensive Plan fared and evolved?

22 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE 1923 – a Comprehensive Master Plan by Harland Bartholomew & Associates 1949 – a Master Plan by the Tulsa City Planning Commission 1960 – a Comprehensive Plan for the Tulsa Metropolitan Area by the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission – “Vision Tulsa 2000” process and Comprehensive Plan update, creating 25 (now 27) District Plans by various consultants Comprehensive Plan – History of Updating

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24 ... will develop a new plan for Tulsa. Step 1 begins now and will end with the selection of a Consultant. Step 2 is the larger process that will begin as the Consultant partners with the community to develop the Plan.

25 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE We are starting with... Step 1 Begin the Community Dialogue Process Prepare a Request for Proposal Select a Planning Consultant

26 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Community Dialogue Process

27 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Steering Committee and Community's Tasks Begin and facilitate Community Dialogue. Prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP). Recommend a Planning Consultant.

28 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Dialogue - Gather Ideas Meetings –City Authorities, Boards, and Commissions. –Community Groups and Associations. Community survey –Everyone’s input counts. –Freely available: website, newspaper, & hand-outs. What do Tulsans Want?

29 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE “What do YOU think”? What do you think Tulsa should be like in the next 10 to 20 years? How can Tulsa be a better place to live, work, learn, visit, shop, and play? What are Tulsa’s key assets? Issues?

30 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Use the Survey... Available at meetings and online.

31 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Review community survey and meeting results, A-B-C input, and best practices from other communities. Frame questions for the RFP. Mayor approves RFP. RFP is circulated locally and nationally. Steering Committee Pulls Input Together

32 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Your ideas will frame the questions for the RFP. Land Use Economic Development Housing Education Transportation Public Facilities Urban Design Health Environmental Protection Preservation Culture and Art Other?

33 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Review RFP responses. Recommend planning consultant. Mayor selects planning consultant. Consultant continues to work with the Community. Mayor and Steering Committee

34 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Select Planning Consultant Based on your ideas and input.

35 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE Together, we’ll make a Plan that delivers: Informed Decisions Predictability Enhancement of Community Character Positive Economic Growth Balance of Community Values

36 TULSA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE With our future in mind, We’re asking every Tulsan to participate in... and help develop Kathy Taylor, Mayor Roscoe Turner, Council Chair Susan Neal, Chair Steering Committee


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