The Downtown Coordinating Council kicks off Phase I of its Downtown Streetscaping Master Plan this week.
Phase I will add landscaping and irrigation to six downtown locations:
- Sixth Street and Kenosha Avenue
- Seventh Street and Kenosha Avenue
- Seventh Street and Southwest Boulevard
- 12th Street and Denver Avenue
- Second Street and Cincinnati Avenue
- South Detroit Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street
This $392,034 project will be completed in the fall.
“Well-kept landscaping makes downtown more inviting and has a positive impact on citizens feeling safe and secure, similar to the effect of street lighting,” said Downtown Coordinating Council Chairman Tom Wallace. “Studies have shown that planting and maintaining street trees in an urban area has a significant positive effect on property values, commercial property rental rates and retail sales.”
Funding for this project has come from Tulsa Stadium Improvement District fees from property owners within the Inner Dispersal Loop. In addition to paying bonds on ONEOK Field, TSID funds provide for downtown maintenance, marketing and improvement projects.
The Downtown Coordinating Council is an advisory board comprised of downtown property owners who provide support and advice for planning and management of improvement, maintenance and marketing of downtown Tulsa.