What can you do to help preserve and protect our city’s greenspace?
1. Learn about planning and zoning so that you’re educated when thse types of issues arise.
2. Remind the City of Tulsa that they have cited greenspace as a priority
(call/email City Hall).
3. Discuss greenspace preservation and enhancement as part of the renewal for vision 2025.
4. The City’s priorities are built on public engagement.
Vote. Call/email your City Councilor.
As you can see, a couple of the trails are going to be affected. The vast majority of the wilderness area, on both public and private land, will not be touched. The Simon Properties development will be on a small part of the western-most edge of the area. The INCOG trail map puts things in perspective best: it shows how large the entire area is compared to the size of this private lot. It also very clearly shows who owns what land — some of it is city, some of it is private, some of it is owned by the YMCA.
You can also see a lot of light grey dividing lines. These are individual lots. Who exactly owns these lots, what’s the zoning for them and are they in danger of being purchased and developed as well? We’ll answer that next.
During this past week, TulsaNow was busy on the phone with INCOG, as well as scouring the Tulsa County Tax Accessor’s office, and gathering up as much official data we could possibly get our hands on. We learned a lot, and we’d like to share it. Over the next few days, as we’re enjoying the long Labor Day weekend, we’re going to be posting some maps, arial photos, and links to planning documents that we hope you’ll be as interested in digging in to as we were. We’ll also be answering your questions: contact us, and let us know what you’re confused about.