Planning commission considers new boundaries for form-based code in Pearl District
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
10/03/12 at 2:45 PM
Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission members spent more than an hour Wednesday drawing new boundary options for the proposed expansion of the form-based zoning code within the Pearl District.
More than half of the commission’s 11 members took part in the morning workshop, which produced four boundary options, including the one commissioners rejected Sept. 5.
Planning Commission staff will use the boundary options to come up with two new expansion proposals.
“The idea is to get to a point that we have two representations of this exercise that the commission can find consensus with,” Dawn Warrick, the city’s planning director, said after the workshop.
Once a consensus is reached, Warrick said, the city will speak with each property owner within the proposed expansion area.
“And when we are ready, we will advertise the proposed regulating plan and the form-based zoning change,” she said.
Wednesday’s workshop was an attempt by commissioners to restart discussion of the form-based code’s use within the Pearl District.
Unlike the traditional, use-based zoning code - which separates properties by use, such as commercial and residential - the form-based code focuses more on a property’s form and placement on a lot.
Read more in Thursday's Tulsa World.
Dawn Warrick. Courtesy