Randy Bright

Randy W. Bright, AIA, NCARB, is an architect who specializes in church and church-related projects. You may contact him at 918-582-3972, rwbrightchurcharch@sbcglobal.net or www.churcharchitect.net.

Tulsa new zoning code could really affect our churches

    

Last week I wrote about how I believe that the proposed Tulsa Zoning Code held a “soft” urban growth boundary, which is embodied in a particular section of the proposed code.  I concluded the article with the statement that “Its impact will all depend on how it is interpreted and who has the power to […]

Tulsa’s new zoning code could affect agricultural space

    

In last week’s article regarding my study of the Public Review Draft of the proposed Tulsa Zoning Code, I alluded to the fact that I believed that it contains an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Wikipedia defines a UGB as “a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by mandating that the area […]

Will Tulsa’s new zoning code offer more or fewer options?

    

As I have continued to study the Public Review Draft of the proposed Tulsa Zoning Code Update, I have become very concerned about one thing in particular as it relates not only to possible church development in Tulsa, but other commercial and mixed use developments as well. The Public Review Draft is available on the […]

Tulsa’s new zoning code should not be restricting churches

    

This is an article I wrote for the July 2, 2009, issue of the Tulsa Beacon regarding the conclusion of the PlaniTulsa comprehensive planning done by the urban planning consultant John Fregonese, and the initiation of the re-writing of the new Tulsa Zoning Code. As I continue my study of the new zoning code draft […]

Questions remain about Tulsa’s proposed zoning code

    

Last week was the beginning of what will be a series of articles regarding Tulsa’s new proposed zoning code. I attended a meeting held by Kirk Bishop of Duncan Associates, the consultant who has written the new code, and who has been holding public forum meetings to present it. The meeting I attended was hosted […]