Posted on: December 4, 2017

City Council approves downtown residential design standards

Downtown Overlay_300

The Broken Arrow City Council approved the final draft of the Downtown Residential Overlay District design standards at the Dec. 5 Council meeting. The new standards will take effect January 2, 2018.

Last year, the City of Broken Arrow contracted with planning consulting firms ADG and Winter and Company to prepare design standards for residential development within the one square mile downtown area, located between Kenosha Street and Houston Street, and between Elm Place and 9th Street.  The resulting Downtown Residential Overlay District (DROD) report and standards are intended to continue the implementation of the Downtown Master Plan by promoting compatible, high quality mixed uses and residential design in this area. During the course of the project, two public workshops (December 2016 and May 2017) were conducted along with several meetings with stakeholders, builders, local residents and staff.

“Living in the Rose District is something more and more people are seriously considering these days, and we want to make sure we’re meeting today’s housing needs and wants, while at the same time preserving the unique character of the area,” said City Manager Michael Spurgeon. “This collaborative effort between stakeholders and City staff produced a guiding document that will ensure the continued success of downtown Broken Arrow.”

Broken Arrow’s revitalization of its downtown corridor through public/private partnerships has been a tremendous success, with new commercial and retail development continuing to attract visitors to eat, shop, work and entertain in the Rose District. The City is now focusing its efforts on housing in the areas surrounding the Main Street core. The final draft of the design standards that can be reviewed at

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News

City Council Highlights graphic

City Council Highlights

Posted on: August 24, 2016
gateway ba 300

Annual HOA Workshop scheduled for March 3

Posted on: February 20, 2018
ba motion thumb0

Broken Arrow in Motion

Posted on: June 26, 2017
2017 State of the City address

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

Posted on: December 19, 2017

ScotFest heads to Broken Arrow in 2018

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Chief Berryhill

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Parks Locator tool

City launches Parks Locator tool

Posted on: August 29, 2017
Baseball_indian springs 300

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

Posted on: August 25, 2017
turf field_300

New Turf Football Fields

Posted on: July 12, 2017
mobile tech

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

Posted on: March 30, 2017
image of new water connection to Tulsa

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

Posted on: December 7, 2016
couple cycling in Broken Arrow

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

Posted on: August 31, 2016