Crosbie Heights Small Area Plan

Adopted in 2019, the Crosbie Heights Small Area Plan identified 17 goals and 61 implementation measures. As of July 1, 2021, a​bout 36% of those implementation measures are complete or ongoing, and another 20% are in progress.


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Goal 1: Stabilize the Crosbie Heights area through changes to planitulsa’s Land Use and Areas of Stability/Growth maps
1.1Adopt the plan as an amendment to planitulsa.Complete
1.2Update planitulsa’s Land Use and Areas of Stability and Growth maps to reflect the Crosbie Heights Vision.Complete
Goal 2: Promote development of complete neighborhoods, defined in the Comprehensive Plan (p. LU-18) as “neighborhoods that blend…amenities, connectivity, and housing options together.”
2.1Implement planitulsa’s Complete Streets policies for the Charles Page Boulevard multi-modal corridor.In Progress
2.2Provide safe connections via appropriate sidewalk and roadway investments within Crosbie Heights and from Crosbie Heights to adjacent neighborhoods north of Highway 412 and to downtown Tulsa.Not Initiated
2.3Review capital projects in the area to incorporate connection improvements at gateways and crossings as identified in the plan.Not Initiated
2.4In accordance with land use designations, support redevelopment to include a mix of smaller residential structures (e.g., duplexes, triplexes and cottage houses) to provide housing for the socioeconomic diversity (e.g, income, age, mobility) in the neighborhood.Complete
2.5In accordance with land use designations, support redevelopment that provides commercial services. Such amendments should address the inclusion of mixed-use developments in those areas.Ongoing
2.6Support redevelopment and revitalization projects that utilize urban design elements found in the neighborhood and correspond to the neighborhood’s vision.Ongoing
2.7Support managed short-term rentals that are not detrimental to the neighboring properties.Complete
Goal 3: Require appropriate physical transitions between conflicting land uses within Crosbie Heights, and between the neighborhood, the Arkansas River and adjacent highways through design that includes adequate buffers.
3.1Support buffers between residential land uses and commercial or employment developments that are commensurate with land use intensities.Ongoing
3.2Place fencing, landscaping, and appropriate lighting on public land between private residences and public trails and recreation areas to protect the safety and privacy of property owners.In Progress
3.3Require the retention of existing, substantive trees and integration into site plans of future developments.Ongoing
3.4Maintain the area’s historic character by supporting new developments that are appropriate in scale and setbacks to adjacent residential or commercial neighborhoods.Ongoing
3.5Address development pattern, massing, scale, and transition in areas designated Downtown Neighborhood to protect neighboring residential areas when taking zoning actions.Ongoing
Goal 4: Integrate new construction with the natural environment and aesthetics of the area’s unique location.
4.1New developments should integrate the area’s natural topography, floodways, and proximity to the Arkansas River.Ongoing
4.2Protect viewsheds of downtown Tulsa and the Arkansas River when approving new development using regulatory tools such as a design overlay.Not Initiated
4.3Support and encourage low-impact development (LID) practices to improve stormwater quality and reduce runoff.Complete
Goal 5: Improve park and open space amenities.
5.1Develop open space and flood-prone areas with amenities such as community gardens or passive public open spaces.Not initiated
5.2Fund capital improvements and recreation programming in Newblock Park, Joe Station Bark Park, and Owen Park to complement the quality of community life within Crosbie Heights.Not Initiated
5.3Fund capital improvements to expand and maintain the regional trail system.In Progress
Goal 6: Improve and stabilize flood control in Crosbie Heights.
6.1Preserve natural drainage areas including natural stream restoration and green space where appropriate.Not Initiated
6.2Protect areas with steep slopes by supporting LID and other storm water mitigation technologies in new developments.In Progress
6.3Design and implement road and drainage improvements along Charles Page Boulevard and in residential areas to mitigate future potential flooding.Not Initiated
6.4Complete property acquisitions associated with the flood mitigation projects.Not Initiated
6.5Advocate for continued improvements to the Arkansas River levee system for the long-range protection of properties in Crosbie Heights.In Progress
Goal 7: Promote historic assets and the neighborhood as important to Tulsa’s development and as foundations for future economic vitality in Crosbie Heights.
7.1Include the history of Crosbie Heights and nearby Newblock Park - including the WaterWorks Art Center – in promotional materials related to Route 66, River Parks trails, and Gilcrease Museum.Not Initiated
7.2Install welcoming and directional signs to connect the pedestrian/bicycle trail bridge and other points of entry to and egress from Crosbie Heights.Not Initiated
7.3Fund the design, implementation, and maintenance of cultural amenities such as public art, gateway monuments and signage to promote Crosbie Heights’ identity.Not Initiated
Goal 8: Promote revitalization in Crosbie Heights that supports the plan’s Vision and enhances the image of Crosbie Heights and designate as an Urban Renewal Area.
8.1Encourage and allow compatible infill.Ongoing
8.2Support infill development that respects the area’s established, older homes and buildings.Ongoing
8.3Fund and implement a pilot study of alleyways designated in the plan, to evaluate the feasibility of restoring or repurposing alleyways that continue to enrich the character of the plan area.Not Initiated
8.4Work with the Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) to resolve property title issues that impede or prevent redevelopment of vacant and derelict properties in the plan area.Not Initiated
8.5Promote the advantages offered within Crosbie Heights and other near-downtown neighborhoods to local developers and realtors.Not initiated
8.6Promote code enforcement to monitor property maintenance concerns to support stabilization.Ongoing
Goal 9: Encourage and support convenient neighborhood-level economic development.
9.1Support zoning map amendments that correspond with the Crosbie Heights Vision and recommended land uses.Ongoing
9.2Support re-purposing older commercial buildings near Quanah Avenue and Archer Street, and the Irving School site in a manner that is compatible in scale and design with the early character of Crosbie Heights.Ongoing
9.3Support the reconfiguration of parcels in the area west of where W. Archer Pl. ends to accommodate development.Obsolete
Goal 10: Program trail and pedestrian/bicycle improvements throughout the area.
10.1Construct sidewalks or multi-use trails along all secondary arterials and residential collector streets, as designated in Tulsa Metropolitan Area Major Street and Highway Plan (MSHP).Ongoing
10.2Design and construct protected/dedicated bike lanes on Charles Page Boulevard and safe connections to nearby bicycle trails.In Progress
10.3Install well-marked pedestrian crossings and rapid flashing beacons at the Nogales, Olympia and Phoenix Avenue intersections with Charles Page Boulevard.Not Initiated
10.4Amend the Connected 2045: Regional Transportation Plan to include all improvements recommended in this plan.Not Initiated
Goal 11: Program transit improvements to better connect Crosbie Heights to the regional mass-transit system (aka Tulsa Transit).
11.1Modify bus route(s) connecting Crosbie Heights to the Tulsa Transit’s downtown transit hub (Denver Station) at West 3rd Street and Denver Avenue), to provide neighborhood access to alternate transit routes, including the Bus Rapid Transit service along Peoria Avenue.Not Initiated
11.2Fund the installation of improvements (e.g., sidewalks, other pedestrian facilities) that provide complete access to any new transit/bus stop(s).Not Initiated
Goal 12: Maintain automobile connectivity within Crosbie Heights.
12.1Study what left-turn improvements on Charles Page Boulevard within the plan area would be appropriate.Not Initiated
12.2Implement on-street and off-street parking solutions within established areas and in areas of new development that support safety and the plan area’s Vision to protect the pedestrian realm and preserve the area’s historic character.In Progress
12.3Change the MSHP designation of Charles Page Blvd to Multimodal Urban Arterial, as supported in the Multimodal Mobility Corridor Study prepared on September 2015.Not Initiated
12.4Retain alleys and existing automobile circulation system.Ongoing
Goal 13: Increase transportation safety for all modes of travel and all types of travelers.
13.1Develop a Sidewalk Improvement Plan to prioritize capital funding to build, replace, or restore sidewalks within Crosbie Heights.In Progress
13.2Construct multi-modal travel improvements along Charles Page Boulevard, including a “road diet” that allows for automobile travel, protected bike lanes in both directions, and sidewalks.In Progress
13.3Fund and implement safety measures, including rapid-flashing beacons and well-marked crossings at the Nogales, Olympia and Phoenix Avenue intersections with Charles Page Boulevard.Not Initiated
13.4Install a traffic circle at the intersection of West 2nd Place, Rosedale Avenue and Charles Page Boulevard to improve safety.Not Initiated
13.5Install traffic calming measures, including speed limit enforcement, on Charles Page Boulevard within Crosbie Heights.Not Initiated
13.6Install enhanced signage and traffic-calming measures along Charles Page Boulevard, along Quanah Avenue south of Highway 412 and along West Archer Street.Not Initiated
Goal 14: Foster programs and relationships with all first responders to address public safety issues.
14.1Support formal communications programs between the Tulsa Police Department (Gilcrease Division) and community organizations including the Crosbie Heights Neighborhood Association, neighborhood churches, and non-profit organizations, to foster positive relationships and sustain public safety within the plan area.In Progress
14.2Develop programs to provide public safety information on an ad hoc basis via social media outlets through the City of Tulsa (e.g., Tulsa Police, Tulsa Fire, Working in Neighborhoods, Planning) to engage residents in support of public safety.Ongoing
Goal 15: Use planning and design solutions to enhance public safety.
15.1Develop a Streetscape Implementation Plan to prioritize public funding to restore/replace or install streetlights, enhance underpasses, and other streetscape features within Crosbie Heights.In Progress
15.2Ensure public land, trails, and recreation areas have appropriate lighting, connections, and design solutions to enhance public safety and accessibility.Not Initiated
Goal 16: Support, develop, and fund awareness programs and access to critical information regarding emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.
16.1Fund communications programs to inform residents at risk due to flooding, Arkansas River levee breeches, fire, earthquake preparedness, severe weather, and hazards associated with noxious fumes and possible chemical spills associated with nearby rail and highway facilities.Not Initiated
16.2Fund and develop an Arkansas River Levee Plan to assess Tulsa’s risks and liabilities associated with the aging Arkansas River levee system, and to prioritize public funding initiatives to replace and maintain the levees system, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.In Progress
Goal 17: Establish benchmarks to measure the plan’s success in implementing the vision.
17.1Establish objective and quantitative benchmarks based on the plan’s implementation measures.Ongoing
17.2Revisit this plan every five years to review the plan’s implementation progress towards achieving the Vision.Ongoing