Route 66 public meeting

Wednesday, 08 October 2008
West Tulsans and other interested citizens are invited to a preliminary concept public meeting about a Vision 2025 project from the Route 66 Master Plan: downtown Red Fork streetscape. The project area includes Southwest Boulevard between 25th West Avenue and 27th West Avenue. A final concept public meeting will be held on a date to be announced later.

The preliminary public meeting will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Trinity Baptist Church (north building), 1703 W. 41st St. (one block west of Highway 75). Those who attend the meeting can express their opinions about features such as enhanced sidewalks, street lights, crosswalks, landscaping and other details. The project has a $250,000 budget.

Representatives from five west Tulsa organizations * Southwest Tulsa Chamber, Red Fork Main Street, Town West Sertoma, Southwest Education Initiative, and the Southwest Tulsa Historical Society * have discussed this project with the Route 66 Master Plan design team of PSA Dewberry and Howell & Vancuren. Now it’s everyone in west Tulsa’s turn to state opinions and preferences for the development of the project.

Businesses and other stakeholders in the area would like the streetscape to express a common theme * not only Route 66, but also the 1920s and 1930s. Besides early 20th century Art Deco, the Route 66 corridor also shows some of the Plains Commercial architectural style. This is characterized by brick construction, simple lines and flat roofs.

Downtown Red Fork businesses are emerging in restored old buildings. This Route 66 project will continue to encourage historic preservation-based commercial revitalization.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2008 )