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Develop a Neighborhood Identity Sign

Description

Neighborhood signs are a great way to mark the entrances to your neighborhood in a way that celebrates its character and unique identity. These signs often represent historical or significant features of the area. Neighborhood Associations are free to develop their own designs for the signs, which are subject to the approval by the Arts Commission. Once made, the City will install the signs on the backs of stop signs in approved locations. 

Steps 

  1. Organize and formally register as a Neighborhood Association with the City of Tulsa. Only registered Associations are eligible.

  2. Submit a written proposal with a map of proposed sign locations to Traffic Operations, which will review and tentatively approve locations.

  3. Develop a proposed design for your sign with support of your community and that follows the following design guidelines:

    • Signs will be a 22-inch circle. Artwork must fit within the circle but the design does not need to be circular. Allow for two 3/8-inch holes 18 inches apart for mounting. A template is available at tulsaplanning.org.

    • These color combinations shall not be used because they could be mistaken for official traffic signs: Red text on a white background; White text on a red background; Black text on a yellow background; Black text on an orange background

  4. Submit your design to the Tulsa Planning Office to be added to the Arts Commission agenda.

  5. Present your design at the Arts Commission meeting. The Commission may offer suggestions or request changes to the design. 

  6. After approval, find a sign manufacturer to make your signs according to the city’s specifications.

  7. Deliver your completed signs to the City of Tulsa.

  8. The city’s Streets & Stormwater division will install your signs in the approved locations.

Replacement Signs

Replacement signs must be provided by the Neighborhood Association. It is suggested that at least 15 percent more signs be purchased on the initial order in order to avoid costly reruns.

Vandalized or damaged signs will normally be removed by city personnel and disposed of as scrap signs. These signs can be returned to the neighborhood association if arrangements are made.

Resources 

The City’s Working in Neighborhoods department has Neighborhood Liaisons that can walk you through the process of developing your neighborhood sign.

Neighborhood Liaisons

Joel Hensley
jhensley@cityoftulsa.org
918.576.5634

Alisia Myers
amyers@cityoftulsa.org
918.596.9336

General Contact
918-596-1292
neighborhoods@cityoftulsa.org

Website
cityoftulsa.org/government/departments/working-in-neighborhoods/neighborhoods/neighborhood-sign-guide/

Map of Registered Neighborhoods
https://maps.cityoftulsa.org/neighbors/

Blank Sign Template
• Download .AI file
• Download .PDF file

Download the Neighborhood Sign Template

Traffic Operations Contact
Kurt Kraft, City Traffic Engineer
918.596.9744
4015 N. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74115

Tulsa Planning Office Contact
Arts & Culture Program
918.584.7526
tulsaplanning.org