COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
















A Comprehensive Plan is a document that captures long‐term goals and policies for a city, county or region, created with extensive public involvement. It is a policy document used to guide decisions about future growth and development (both public and private). A comprehensive plan is adopted by Planning Commission and approved by City Council.

The Tulsa Plan Map is the land use map in the Comprehensive Plan. It translates the Comprehensive Plan vision’s overarching concepts into plan categories that describe in detail the form, scale , and type of uses for specific areas of Tulsa. Plan categories serve as the basis for zoning district designations, which apply specific use and development requirements on the ground.

The Areas of Stability and Growth Map in the Comprehensive Plan is intended to prioritize where the majority of growth and investment should take place and which neighborhoods should remain substantially as they are. The Areas of Stability includes approximately 75% of the city’s total parcels. Existing residential neighborhoods, where change is expected to be minimal, make up a large portion of the Areas of Stability. The purpose of the Areas of Growth is to direct the allocation of resources and channel growth to where it will be beneficial and can best improve access to jobs, housing and services with fewer and shorter auto trips. Areas of Growth are found throughout Tulsa and were identified as locations where development or redevelopment is beneficial to the City of Tulsa.

Small Area Plans are plans that address specific issues for a portion of the city. As they are developed, they are adopted as amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Small area plans can cover as little as 10 acres or even thousands. The advantage of a small area plan is its ability to engage issues and people at a smaller scale and capture stakeholder input that will lead to efficient adoption and implementation of the plan. The result is a more detailed plan that can address an area’s unique issues with tailored solutions.

Major Streets & Highway Plan Map is adopted as part of the Comprehensive Plan and provides for a hierarchical street classification system that distinguishes streets based on their ability to move automobile traffic. It identifies roadways based on their functional classification, which serves as the official basis for determining right-of-way requirements and numbers of traffic lanes.

Major Street and Highway Plan Cross Sections The Major Street and Highway Plan is primarily used to designate right-of-way standards for major streets in the TMAPC planning area. Right-of-way standards are applied to zoning and plats to ensure adequate right-of-way is dedicated for future roadway expansion.  Illustrative cross sections within that right-of-way depict possible options for street design within the right-of-way, but are not limiting in terms of design.