March 31, 2022
In March 2022, the Tulsa City Council extended the voluntary Mixed-Use rezoning incentive program, which has been available to properties along Peoria Avenue since 2018, to properties along Route 66. The program waives application fees (typically around $2,000) for owners of eligible properties along the Peoria and Route 66 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors who wish to rezone to a recommended Mixed-Use (MX) zoning district.
Since 2018, upwards of 30 properties along Peoria Avenue have been rezoned as part of this voluntary program, and properties along the Route 66 corridor became eligible in March 2022. The program is currently available until December 31, 2023.
Mixed-use zoning (MX) allows a mixture of residential, office, and retail uses within the same building or property, which can help make it easier to walk, bike, or drive to things you need near your home, like grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and stores. This is the way cities were traditionally built for thousands of years.
Applying mixed-use zoning to your property can help protect the future of your neighborhood by ensuring predictable and accessible developments that can make the neighborhood more desirable.