PLANiTULSA final draft; final hearing June 15, 2010

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No, I haven't gotten completely absorbed in the upcoming elections. I haven't forgotten PLANiTULSA. But my last few nights have been short, so I'll keep this short and get some sleep.

The final draft of the PLANiTULSA comprehensive plan was released earlier this week. There are actually nine separate PDF files to download:

  • Our Vision for Tulsa
  • Policy Plan Chapters
    • Land Use
    • Transportation
    • Economic Development
    • Housing
    • Parks, Open Space, & Environment
    • Appendix
    • Stability and Growth Map
    • Land Use Map

You can also download KMZ (Google Earth) files of the two maps and the Discussion Change Log and Consent Change Log.

What is possibly the final session of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC) public hearing on PLANiTULSA will take place next Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 4 p.m., in the City Council chambers at Tulsa's City Hall (2nd & Cincinnati). This PDF explains the procedures for the PLANiTULSA public hearing. If you can't be there in person, you can submit PLANiTULSA comments online. (That link also lets you read previously submitted comments. More about the PLANiTULSA adoption process and calendar here.)

I will take some time over the next few days to review the final plan and call your attention to anything notable. I hope you'll do the same.

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Paul said:

There are many positive aspects to the draft, but I have some concerns:

1) The maps, particularly the "Stability and Growth" map.

In late 2009 or early 2010, a couple of the maps were revised to be parcel-specific, which is a direct contradiction to the recommendations from the Comprehensive Plan Process Task Force. The idea of the Comprehensive Plan was to establish broad, generalized maps. More detailed maps were to be established by the Small Area planning process. I've compared the "Stability and Change" map from about 14 months ago to the current "Stability and Growth" map, and the older map is a better depiction of reality, at least in my neighborhood. The current map has many errors, and it would be better to convert it to a blob map without indicating individual parcels.

2) The size of the plan and maps.

Generally, the documents are too lengthy and large. Much of the wording is fluff, and many of the illustrations have no readily apparent connection to Tulsa.

3) Small Area Plans.

I've watched all of the hearings on TGOV, but I'm not certain whether the TMAPC decided if Small Area Plans ought to be applicable to Areas of Stability or not. Small Area Plans should apply to ALL areas of Tulsa and should not be excluded from Areas of Stability!

4) Typographical Errors

There are too many of these for a final draft! The documents have not been thoroughly proofread, and some of the graphics rely on low contrasting colors, which make them difficult to understand.

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