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Implementation & Tracking

About the Implementation Monitoring Program

The Tulsa Planning Office monitors and supports implementation of adopted small area plans. Small area plans engage communities to create a vision for their community in the next 10-20 years, and include recommendations related to land-use, transportation, housing, and other topics. They are intended as a framework for City and community partner actions, as funding and resources are available. All figures, statuses, and charts are current to July 1, 2020.

View the latest information about the status of each plan linked in the section to the left, or download the most recent Implementation Report.

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Summary of Implementation Status

This report tracks implementation efforts for all plans adopted as amendments to planitulsa.

There are currently 15 active small area plans, with 1,267 plan recommendations. Of these, 528 are either complete or on-going. An additional 259 are in-progress. 444 recommendations have not been initiated, and 40 have been identified as obsolete.


Since the previous year, good progress has been achieved in most categories, with the most progress in ‘Complete’ (+30.7%) and ‘Ongoing’ (+8.7%). ‘In Progress’ increased by 4.1%, while the number of ‘Not Initiated’ recommendations fell by 4.3%. In this second year of review, more recommendations—primarily found in older plans—were found to be obsolete, though they comprise only 2% of all plan recommendations.

Status by Recommendation Type

Each recommendation was categorized as a policy, capital project, or action. ‘Capital Project’ was the largest recommendation type, with 551 recommendations. ‘Policy’ recommendations had the highest percentage that are Complete or Ongoing (62%), while ‘Capital Project’ had the lowest, with 25% Complete or Ongoing.

Status by planitulsa Chapter

Each recommendation was categorized by planitulsa chapter, in order to understand the alignment between recommendations and the Tulsa Comprehensive Plan (planitulsa). Some recommendations align with multiple chapters, but only one was selected. planitulsa is in the process of being updated, and this chart reflects new proposed chapter designations.

The percentage of Complete/Ongoing recommendations varies by plan chapter. The Housing and Communities chapter has the highest percentage of Complete/Ongoing recommendations (60%), followed by Land Use (51%), Economic Development (50%), History, Culture, and Creativity (50%), Environment and Natural Resources (47%), Public Services (43%), Transportaion (28%), and Parks and Open Space (19%).

Status by Plan Area

The percentage complete/Ongoing varies by plan, ranging from a low of 14.3% to a high of 80%. In general, older plans show a higher level of completion than more recently adopted plans; however, this is not true with the Sequoyah Plan, which has one of the highest percentages of ‘not initiated’ recommendations though it is the oldest active small area plan.

Overall Figures

Recommendations & Goals

  • Complete 15.74% 15.74%
  • Ongoing 25.81% 25.81%
  • In Progress 20.38% 20.38%
  • Not Initiated 34.93% 34.93%
  • Obsolete 3.15% 3.15%


• Complete recommendations have been fully implemented

• Ongoing recommendations have been initiated and are of a continuous nature

• In Progress recommendations have been partially completed or are underway

• Not Initiated recommendations have not yet been initiated

• Obsolete recommendations are not currently recommended for initiation based on a change of conditions or other factors since plan adoption

Neighborhood & Commercial Toolkits

In 2020, our team developed toolkits for neighborhoods or commercial districts to accomplish tasks together. Many recommendations found in small area plans could be accomplished by either group, and these two toolkits provide step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish dozens of activities, complete with resources, contact information, and potential funding sources.

View the Toolkits
Neighborhood Toolkit
Commercial Toolkit


Have a status update on any of the plan recommendations, or want more information? Let us know!

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