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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 RDO regulations took effect on July 11, 2016.  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.   

On September 14, 2016, City Council voted to amend the zoning map by applying the RDO regulations to appropriate properties along the river corridor (see adopted map).  The map changes are expected to take effect by mid to late October, 2016. 

In addition to the adoption of the RDO in the Zoning Code and on the zoning map, 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.

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Please contact Susan Miller at 918.579.9470 or smiller@incog.org if you have any questions.



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