Moratorium on multifamily developments in part of west Tulsa under consideration
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Thursday, November 01, 2012
12/10/12 at 2:45 PM
Correction: A Tulsa World map on the Greens at Page Belcher apartments included an incorrect location. The proposed site is near the northeast corner of Union Avenue and 71st Street. The map has been corrected.
City Councilor Jeannie Cue plans to hold a public meeting next week to discuss the possibility of imposing a moratorium on the development of new multifamily developments in a six-square-mile area of west Tulsa.
Cue told her fellow councilors at Thursday’s committee meeting that she has heard from residents who are concerned about the continued development of apartment complexes in the area, which includes the Tulsa Hills shopping center and surrounding large residential properties.
The moratorium would apply to the area covered by the city’s West Highlands/Tulsa Hills small area plan and would be in effect until next June or July, when the small area plan is expected to be completed.
Cue said one development residents are concerned about is the proposed Greens at Page Belcher apartment complex.
The complex would include 595 units and be constructed between Union Avenue and U.S. 75.
Cue said residents are concerned about the traffic and possible crime the new developments could attract.
“I have been asked by a group to see if we could just do a moratorium on the planning until they get finalization of the small area plan,” Cue told councilors.
The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.
Read more in Friday's Tulsa World.