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 $60,000 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 Luisa Krug 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?
What happens next?
We are currently getting feedback from property owners to start the process. There will be City Council meetings, including a public hearing, and we are hoping to complete the process by July 2021.