Kathy Taylor, Mayor . . . On updating the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan “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.”
“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’sget everyone’s ideas and solutionsand 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
What is the Comprehensive Plan and why is it important? • 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.
Since the 1975-1978 Adoption of Tulsa’s Current Comprehensive Plan the City has changed: • 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
TULSA HAS CHANGED Tulsa’s Urban Growth: 1900-1945 1946-1969 1970-present Not Urbanized
Tulsa continues to change . . .
9/11 loss of 25,000 jobs
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.
City as % of M.S.A. 43% 63%
City as % of County 66% 83%
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.
City of Tulsa Hispanic/LatinoPopulation (Any Race), 1990-2005 393,049 382,460 367,302 38,149 28,111 9,564 Hispanic/Latino Population Total Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau
City Population Estimate 200520001970 Tulsa 382,457 393,049 331,638 Broken Arrow 86,230 74,859 11,018 Tulsa 1970 to 2005 +50,819 +15% Broken Arrow 1970 to 2005 +75,212 +680%
School District Population Estimate 1977 Total Enrollment2007 Total Enrollment Tulsa: Total 61,662 41,439 White 76% 35% Black 19% 35% Hispanic 0.9% 19% Broken Arrow: Total 4,760 15,558 White 89% 77% Black 0.2% 5% Hispanic 0.3% 6% Union: Total 4,253 14,558 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% TOTAL 78,302 81,007
Home ownership remains relatively flat in Tulsa, although vacancies are projected to increase.
With all of this change, how has our Comprehensive Plan fared and evolved?
Comprehensive Plan – History of Updating 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 1972-1978 – “Vision Tulsa 2000” process and Comprehensive Plan update, creating 25 (now 27) District Plans by various consultants
. . . 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.
We are starting with . . . Step 1 • Begin the Community Dialogue Process • Prepare a Request for Proposal • Select a Planning Consultant
Steering Committee and Community's Tasks • Begin and facilitate Community Dialogue. • Prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP). • Recommend a Planning Consultant.
What do Tulsans Want? 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 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?
Steering Committee Pulls Input Together • 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.
Land Use Economic Development Housing Education Transportation Public Facilities Urban Design Health Environmental Protection Preservation Culture and Art Other? Your ideas will frame the questions for the RFP.
Mayor and Steering Committee • Review RFP responses. Recommend planning consultant. • Mayor selects planning consultant. • Consultant continues to work with the Community.
Together, we’llmake a Planthat delivers: • Informed Decisions • Predictability • Enhancement of Community Character • Positive Economic Growth • Balance of Community Values
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