ULI Oklahoma: Pattern Zoning

Eliminating Hurdles for the Increment Developer (TULSA)

The core component of a pattern zone is pre-approved building plans. In a pattern zone, a city identifies an area for infill development such as a corridor, neighborhood, or a master-planned district and pre-approves a set of buildings to be built on each lot. 

A pattern zone makes it easier to develop quality infill. Permit reviews are more straightforward for both the applicant and the administering jurisdiction. Moreover, pattern zones exist alongside current procedures as a parallel track available to applicants at their discretion. Whether a city uses form-based codes or conventional zoning, a pattern zone can be used to increase certainty that developers will build projects which improve the community.

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Mar 19 2020


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