Downtown Neighborhood Survey Going On

Tulsa residents can participate in an online survey to evaluate and document housing needs for the city’s downtown urban neighborhoods.

The study will be used as a tool to help attract urban housing developers and as supporting evidence for proposed housing projects, according to Bruce Bolzle, chairman of the Tulsa Economic Development Commission.

The focus of the study will be downtown urban neighborhoods: Brady Heights/OSU, Owen Park/Crosby Heights, Riverview/Uptown, Central Park and the Urban Core.

To participate in the survey, go to At the site, please complete the web-based survey and then click submit. The survey will be available through Nov. 23.

A telephone survey will also be conducted during November.

The Economic Development Commission commissioned the survey at the Fall 2008 retreat. The commission selected CDS Market Research/Spillette Consulting to conduct the survey. That company has done similar studies for Austin, Houston and Oklahoma City.

The final report, due early in 2010, will contain detailed analysis of demand and recommendations of housing type, size, sale price or rent targets and target tenant/buyer profiles.