Arena District Master Plan

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Adopted in 2019, the Arena District Master Plan identified 39 implementation measures. About 20% of those implementation measures are complete or on-going as of July 1, 2019.

  • Complete 2.56% 2.56%
  • On-Going 17.95% 17.95%
  • In-Progress 30.77% 30.77%
  • Not Initiated 48.72% 48.72%
  • Obsolete 0% 0%
  • Unknown 0% 0%
RefImplementation MeasureStatus
Improve the public realm through streetscaping and wayfinding
ADenver Street StreetscapeNot Initiated
B3rd Street StreetscapeNot Initiated
A35th Street StreetscapeIn-Progress
CBoulder Avenue StreetscapeIn-Progress
D16th StreetIn-Progress
D27th StreetNot Initiated
D38th StreetNot Initiated
D4Houston AveNot Initiated
Public park spaces
ECox Business Center Linear parkNot Initiated
FCivic Center Commons ReconstructionIn-Progress
GBOK Center ParkNot Initiated
HNew Denver Avenue + 3rd Street ParkNot Initiated
IPlaza of the Americas ReconstructionNot Initiated
Short-term Recommendations
A1Activate the BOK Center LawnNot Initiated
A2Renovate the Cox Business CenterIn-Progress
Enhance the district’s clean and safe program
A4.1Create a public safety commissionComplete
A4.2Increase police presence and/or expand the ambassador programOn-Going
A4.3Prioritize cleanlinessOn-Going
A4.4Strengthen A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T), the City’s comprehensive homeless outreach programOn-Going
A4.5Pilot ‘Healthy Places’ place-based initiativesNot Initiated
Leveraging existing near-term development proposals
A5.1Leverage the permitting approval process to require a significant Denver Avenue-fronting retail space as part of a mixed-use entertainment project on the superblock between 1st and 2nd Streets and Denver and Cheyenne Avenues.Not Initiated
A5.2Pursue redevelopment of the surface parking lot on the corner of 3rd Street and Denver AvenueNot Initiated
Intermediate Recommendations
B1Design a revitalized Civic Center Plaza that ties into the convention center’s new entranceIn-Progress
B2Complete the build out of parcels south of 4th Street that will further establish the core of the Arena District and transform it into a vibrant entertainment and mixed-use neighborhoodNot Initiated
Long-term Recommendations
Redevelop the Page Belcher Building block and the Denver Avenue Transit Station site
C1Page Belcher Building: Determine development framework; Coordinate the disposal of municipal and privately-owned land to development partner(s) capable of executing critical mixed-use development projects in the core of the Arena District; Pursue a 2-stage RFQ and RFP process to identify the appropriate developer for catalytic revitalization.Not Initiated
C2Denver Avenue Transit Station: Determine development framework; Coordinate the disposal of municipal and privately-owned land to development partner(s) capable of executing critical mixed-use development projects in the core of the Arena District; Pursue a 2-stage RFQ and RFP process to identify the appropriate developer for catalytic revitalization.Not Initiated
District Wide Recommendations
Urban design guidelines
 1.1Building program and useNot Initiated
 1.2Building scale and massingIn-Progress
 1.2Building architecture and characterIn-Progress
 1.4Transparency and active ground floorsIn-Progress
 1.5Interaction with the public realm and streetsIn-Progress
 1.6Access and serviceIn-Progress
 1.7Parking location and designIn-Progress
Retail and tenanting strategy
 2Convenience services; Dining/entertainment; Food hall; Full-service restaurant; Future infill conceptNot Initiated
Convention Center Hotel Strategy
 3Analyze the potential for expanded convention center activity to confirm that a convention hotel can induce additional demand that grows the market;
Target the block that currently houses the Tulsa Police Department and Municipal Court for a convention center hotel since the site is City-controlled so it can be targeted for a later intervention once the City has a clear strategy for Convention Center and other upgrades;
Target the block that currently houses the Tulsa Police Department and Municipal Court for a convention center hotel since the site is City-controlled so it can be targeted for a later intervention once the City has a clear strategy for Convention Center and other upgrades;
Fund a convention center hotel through a bond issuance.
Not Initiated
Governance Plan
 4.1Maximize Resources by Leveraging Existing Capacities: Where possible, avoid duplicating strong capacities that exist within established public or private entities.On-Going
 4.2Achieve Both Accountability and Focus: Provide collaborative decision making, along with clear lines of focused leadership to executive responsibilities to ensure that growth of the Arena District does not come at the expense of another neighborhood.On-Going
 4.3Secure Diverse Funding Streams: Secure creative public and private funding mechanisms from new and existing sources.On-Going
 4.4Support Brand and Ecosystem Development: Maintain a high-quality brand attractive to the private sector, conventioneers, and residents and provide supportive resources that are essential to drive growth.On-Going