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Kendall Whittier Improvement District

Kendall Whittier Improvement District is a proposed assessment district that will support increased services in Kendall Whittier in order to create a more vibrant, walkable commercial district.

A non-profit by the same name will be created to administer the funds, in collaboration with the City of Tulsa.

Each property within the boundary will be charged a fee annually, collected by the City of Tulsa, to go toward services for the area (listed below).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why did I receive a postcard about this?

You received a notice about this because your property is within the proposed Kendall Whittier Improvement District boundary (see map).

What are the boundaries of the proposed district?
I thought I was already in an improvement district. How is this different?

The previous improvement district expired in 2020. As the area continues to redevelop, certain services are still needed.

Creating a new district and board with broad representation will help ensure more accountability and lead to more visible results.

What is the budget?

The budget is $48,000 per year and will be funded through an assessment on each property in the boundary.

How long will it last?

The assessment will last for five years. At the end of five years, property owners can decide to renew it or end it.

How much will I pay?

Every property will have a different assessment, based on the services, and how much frontage you have. Costs vary from about $250 – $2,000, with an average of about $500. We know that’s a big range, so please send an email Sam Extance or Jessica Jackson Seay for a more accurate estimate for your property.

Who will run the organization?

Kendall Whittier Improvement District will be run as a non-profit organization that shares staff with Kendall Whittier Main Street, but has a separate board.

The board will include (at a minimum) two property owners, two business owners, and one at-large member.

Other than paying an assessment, how can I be involved? Do I get a say in how the money is spent?

We are currently recruiting board members! Please email Sam Extance or Jessica Jackson Seay if you would like to be on the board.

What happens next?

The public hearing on the resolution creating the Kendall Whittier Improvement District was held on April 20, 2022.

After a period for public comment, the city councilors voted unanimously in favor of creating the Kendall Whittier Improvement District under emergency clause. The assessment roll, which details how much properties will be taxed for these improvements, will be filed with the City Clerk.

A public hearing on the ordinance adopting the assessment roll will be scheduled for May 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. After the public hearing and a second reading of the ordinance, city councilor vote to adopt the assessment roll.

Upon successful adoption, the ordinance goes to the Mayor’s Office for signature and the ordinance is published. Assessments would then commence on July 1, 2022.  

When is the public meeting?

The next public hearing, on the ordinance adopting the assessment roll, is scheduled for May 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. at City Hall, One Technology Center, 175 E 2nd St.

Contact

For more information, please email Sam Extance or Jessica Jackson Seay.

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