Sunday, December 14, 2008

Illegal in Tulsa

During a planning session in Tulsa, many people played the usual game of looking at maps and discussing what they thought the future should look like. The problem? Most of what they wanted is illegal, meaning the zoning won't allow it.
"What we got out of that (the citywide workshops) is a pretty different view of Tulsa than the forecast we've seen for Tulsa," Fregonese said. "In fact, what was put on the maps is in many cases illegal; in fact, most of it is illegal, most of it is not permitted, let alone not planned for and not anticipated and not desired."
As Ryan mentions, in order to optimize these changes people want, we need to make the institutional changes to the zoning codes and planning that backs up our infrastructure spending.

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