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Utica Avenue Small Area Plan

Date: 2012

Client: Hillcrest Medical Center

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Farr Associates was retained by the Hillcrest Medical Center to create a Small Area Plan for its surrounding neighborhood. The Plan was a collaborative effort between two health care institutions (St. John Medical Center), two active neighborhood groups, and the City of Tulsa.

A guiding feature of the plan was the concept of a “health district” between the two institutions so that healthy living extends beyond their campuses. Specifically, the plan provides guidance on hospital expansion, improvements to neighborhood open space, a zoning framework that benefits institutions and neighbors alike and promotes mixed use development, housing, economic development, land acquisition, property maintenance, and connections to historic Route 66 (the northern boundary of the planning area).