Sept. 1, 2021
City Councilors kicked off their plan to visit all nine Council Districts with a tour of District 2 on Tulsa's west side.
The goal of these tours is to highlight areas of growth, district needs and opportunities, economic development drivers, City facilities and other points of interest that make each district unique. Launching these tours was a direct result of discussions at this year’s Mayor-Council Retreat.
Councilor Jeannie Cue led the first tour, showing off District 2 to her fellow Councilors and the Mayor. Highlights of the tour included:
✳️ Tour of the Route 66 Village, a railroad and oil derrick themed attraction at 3770 Southwest Boulevard, and the new 5,000-square foot Train Depot. The Depot will be a museum and events center with meeting rooms and a full commercial kitchen. More info: https://www.route66village.com/
✳️ A visit to the revitalizing of the Eugene Field neighborhood, near 21st Street and Jackson Avenue, with the Tulsa Housing Authority where the new River West development will boost more than 400 apartment homes, public infrastructure improvements, park renovations and a grocery store. More info: https://riverwesttulsa.com/
✳️ A driving tour through one of Tulsa's oldest, iconic landmarks, the Crystal City Shopping Center, once the site of a 1920's amusement park and a roller coaster you may have heard of called "The Zingo." Crystal City is coming back to life with old and new tenants, entrepreneurs and a big spark of economic development. More info: https://www.facebook.com/CrystalCityTulsa/
✳️ Golf cart tour of Page Belcher Golf Course, a city-owned 36-hole facility that opened in 1977 between West 61st and 71st Streets and South 33rd West Avenue to South Union Avenue. It features an all-grass practice range, putting green and short-game area and is the home of the Tulsa Golf School. Tulsa Golf also runs the First Tee program, which aims to impact the lives of 8- to 18-year-olds through the game of golf at no cost to the student. More info: https://www.tulsagolf.org/
✳️ And a driving tour of the voluntary AG-R Zoning Program for residents in West Highlands/Tulsa Hills, between West 71st and 91st Streets and South 33rd West Avenue to South Union Avenue. The new Agriculture-Residential (AG-R) zoning district was designed for lower-density residential development with larger lot sizes, a minimum lot size of 1 acre, especially in more rural areas near the edge of the city. More info: http://tulsaplanning.org/news/no-cost-ag-r-zoning-program-available-for-residents-in-west-highlands-tulsa-hills/
✳️ The final stop was the River Spirit Casino Resort, near East 83rd and Riverside Parkway, to learn more about its 2019 flood response and the economic impact of events. More info: https://www.riverspirittulsa.com/about-us/